Mykola Bilous
BORN 1956

Mykola Bilous, born 1956, invented a new method of harmonising colours through inversion. The inversion – the change of colours – is regulated by certain rules. The first one is using basic tone (a mix of three primary colours – red, blue, and yellow), the second one is putting a thin layer of other colours, between the primary and auxilliary, which are opposite. These rules were developed by theorists of the Bauhaus school, especially Kandinsky. Bilous puts down a basic tone, shadow, and colours, light. The black colour is fully excluded from the basic composition giving a background to figures that are brightly illuminated, as if at night. The work resembles a theatrical scene, where the background is darkened and the ‘plot’ of the artwork is secondary to the colour solution. >> Read more


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