Carnovsky’s RGB Wallpaper

Color est e pluribus unus

RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”. The designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. The technique consists in the overlapping of three different images, each one in a primary color. The resulting images from this three level’s superimposition are unexpected and disorienting. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear. Through a colored filter (a light or a transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. The filter’s colors are red, green and blue, each one of them serves to reveal one of the three layers. – Carnovsky = Francesco Rugi + Silvia Quintanilla

From Johanssen-Gallery:

“Color est e pluribus unus” is a famous Virgil phrase taken from his poem “Moretum” and describes the blending of colors into one. Having that in mind, Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla, the names behind Milan based collective “Carnovsky”, got inspired and created for Jannelli & Volpi, the famous Italian wallpaper brand, a very special series of wallpapers named RGB.

First presented during Milan Design Week at Jannelli & Volpi store, RGB is a collection of wallpapers that surprisingly mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. It consists in the overlapping of three different patterns that results in unexpected and disorienting images. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear.

Through a filter (a colored light or transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. Each one of the red, green and blue filters serve to reveal just one of the three patterns, hiding the other two. Pure magic!


RGB Playing Card Decks

The show also features a series of prints based on playing cards. “In each there are printed three different playing cards: The overlapping of colours mixes up the forms so that it is difficult to recognize which figure is represented, an enigma that can be solved just through the use of one of the coloured filters,” explains Carnovsky‘s Francesco Rugi. – Creative Review


RGB Wallpapers

Images from Carnovsky. Text adapted from Carnovsky,  Johanssen-Gallery & Creative Review


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Author: evad
David Sommers has been loving color as COLOURlovers' Blog Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. When he's not neck deep in a rainbow he's loving other things with The Post Family (http://thepostfamily.com/), a Chicago-based art blog, artist collective & gallery.