Shaping Colour by Germans Ermics
Updated: Jan 26
During the past two years Germans Ermics' work has been concentrated on experimentation with simple forms in glass and ongoing in-depth research between the material and its chromatic expression. 'Shaping Colour' project can be seen as a visual investigation into the relationship between colour and shape.
In the realm of production of objects the phase of colour application is normally seen as the final act of a process of assembly and manufacture, a procedure of finishing or decoration. Instead of finishing a product by just painting it, he started from colour, wondering about what would it look like if he stretches, turn or fold the colour as if it was a three-dimensional shape. He wanted to treat the colour in a completely different way.
Ermics chose very simple geometric shapes and transformed its cold, linear geometry into an element of unprecedented depth, opening the way for a world of new interpretations. The colour becomes the element that generates the meaning of the form, transforming the pure geometry of material into an expressive object. The use of colour, applied to objects through a particular process of pigmentation.
This is a continuation of this path of thoughts. He has decided to expand the visual language by adding a curve, which gives a completely new perspective of how colour and shape can relate. The four new pieces of the this collection are shifting his focus to how parts of each furniture piece are interacting with each other, this time pushing, pulling and folding.