Hidden Color: Christian Feneck
Friday, January 18 - Friday, February 22, 2019
While walking through distinctly delineated color zones, inhabitants of Christian Feneck’s installation, Hidden Color, are meant to experience gradations that change and redefine our discernment of space. The installation fills the square section of the Relational Room and serves as a portal through which viewers traverse. Feneck’s practice is an investigation into the profound impact color has on our spatial perception. Each zone is defined by a distinct color palette, and the views from one space through the others blur these divisions. The painted volumes suspended within the space not only contribute to the color definition of the areas, but also serve to screen views and direct physical movement through the spaces.
Living primarily in Hawaii and California, Feneck studied architecture in Italy and Florida where he earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida. Through these studies, he found visual perception to be the primary motivation for the design and understanding of architectural space and developed a painting technique to further explore this phenomenon. His constructed paintings explore the relationship of vision and the understanding of space by utilizing line structures in combination with a layered series of translucent color fields.