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“Are there particular motivations behind your use of the colour pink?”
For me, colour selection tends to be an intuitive process. I do like pink, acid greens, and earth tones, so sometimes I might be motivated to use them less, so my predilections don’t interfere with setting the proper course of a picture, and getting its tone right from the beginning. Williamsburg makes a really great colour, Dianthus Pink, which is one of my favorite colours. It’s sort of like chewed bubblegum. Super light in tone. It’s full of potential, and I use it regularly.
“What do you associate with the colour pink when you apply it to your practice?”
In general, I do my best to avoid assigning meaning to colour. That’s the audience’s job, perhaps.
“Do you agree that in art the shade pink can be used as a tool to subvert and distort its traditional cultural associations?
Sure it can. I think its just fine for colour to be weaponized for a mischievous purpose, but not every work would need that tactic, so it’s important to not abuse the tool. I think subversion can only find its mark if it comes as a surprise. Often a degree of detachment from wondering what a colour is up to, can lead to a more unexpected and satisfying outcome.