ROOM 575 KUKKA (Laura Luchtman)
With my work I like to make people think. I usually start from research, where I dig in social or cultural issues. I dissect these subjects, make them my own and then translate them into abstract, graphic simplicity. You have to look for the layers in my work, which makes it exciting. The works are calming or stimulating, but always in balance.
For most of us colour is an obvious part of our visual perception. Yet 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women are colour blind. Chromarama originated from my drive to increase awareness about this subject. How can we take visual limitations into account in both functional and aesthetic design?
By imposing limitations on my colour palette, and designing from a colour-blind perspective, I created graphic colour studies that on the one hand are specially designed for the different forms of colour blindness. On the other hand, it shows the viewer through simulations what it is like to be colour blind, which is difficult for most of us to imagine.