Vivid: A splash of paint

By Jo Phillips

For this months theme of vivid, we thought that we would show you some fantastic colourful projects created by both artists and designers that explore the representation of movement with paint by using different methods. One example is the spin technique, which is the idea of putting paint onto an object or canvas that is spinning on a platform, it is very common in arts and crafts in schools and many artists have adopted this approach attempting to create unique pieces of artwork. Here are some great recent examples that we thought you would all love.

 

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Damien Hirst
‘Beautiful Mind Your Own Business Spin Chair’
Household gloss on beech
790 x 406 x 427 mm
Unique
Signed underneath the seat
Published by Other Criteria.
Image Courtesy Other Criteria © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, 2016

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Damien Hirst
‘Beautiful It’s You Not Me Spin Chair’
Household gloss on beech
790 x 406 x 427 mm
Unique
Signed underneath the seat
Published by Other Criteria.
Image Courtesy Other Criteria © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd, 2016
The chairs for this series of Spin chairs by Damien Hirst were specially commissioned from Jasper Morrison.

Damien Hirst is particularly well known for using the spin technique in numerous of his projects and has recently released a brilliant collection of multicoloured and black and white chairs using the spin method. The result is a brightly coloured collection of chairs, as seen above, that would be an incredibly unique addition to any household. Hirst first became interested in the spin technique when he saw it at a school fair, when he creates art using this method he felt that they appeared ‘childish… in the positive sense of the word’.

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Krink, who have worked with the likes of Gucci, have created several art projects on vehicles using a similar method to the spin technique. As seen above the van has been dripped and splashed with blue paint to create an interesting and bold finish.

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Similar to Krink, Adidas, for Pride, adapted their Superstar trainer and splashed multicoloured paint upwards to create an illusion of movement, overall creating an amazing design for the originally monochrome shoe.

CREDITS: 

Courtesy Other Criteria. © Damien Hirst & Science Ltd
Krink.com
Adidas