Question: When does a black and white image turns into a coloured one?

In a world where art is divided into two categories - black and white or colour - is it possible to create a work of art that is both? Or neither?

The ongoing series "Criss/Cross" questions our relationship to categorical classifications. Using coloured elements in relation to black and white entities, Wenger searches for a threshold in our perception: how much colour must a work contain to be perceived as coloured? Is a dot enough? Or a line?

Wenger approached his artistic investigation scientifically, working with exact percentages: What does it look like if 1% of the picture contains colour, or only 0.5%? What role does the distribution of colour play in terms of quantity or intensity? Is it even important to distinguish between black and white and colour in art? Would it be liberating to break out of categorical classifications?

He then focused on the connection between different polygons, selectively broken up by patches of colour. The role of colours and their interplay became more important. He is currently researching non-convex regular polygons and antiprisms in two-dimensional space.

Black lines pattern with coloured circle
200629-1 – 2020
Abstract drawing with black lines pattern
200630-1 – 2020
Triangle with coloured circle, black lines drawing
200704-2 – 2020
Geometry, pattern, centered circle
200705-1 – 2020
Abstract geometric forms with complementary colours
200706-1 – 2020
Colour or black and white pattern
200709-1 – 2020
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200716-1 – 2020
Fine Art drawing with green triangles
200630-2 – 2020
Abstract handmade visual art with triangles
200704-1 – 2020
Abstract Fine Art with curves pattern
210423-1 – 2021
Waves pattern with holes
210423-2 – 2021
Black lines drawing with rainbow
210509-1 – 2021
Two squares meeting with red lines
200714-1 – 2020
Trianlges with red lines
200714-2 – 2020
Black lines patterns
210606-1 – 2021
Hexagon made with black lines and fine gradient
220320-2 – 2022
Ball piercing a hole through black lines
220929-2 – 2022
Pink line piercing a hole through diagonals
221006-2 – 2022
Other projects
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Abstract art | Black lines with colour gradients | Geometry | Meditating visual art | Patterns