Palettes – “a thin board with curved edges and a hole for the thumb, used by artists to mix and place their paints on while they are working“. Bright, bold and balanced colors play a big role in the creative process and in the works of the Berlin based chinese artist Ruohan Wang and the german artist duo Zebu. On their palettes, they do not only place color, but also a rich vocabulary of forms, shapes, characters as well as experiences from travels and their own cultural heritages. A palette can be limiting, but it can also provide the opportunity to mix things up, to create space for collaboration. Weserhalle will be providing the space for Ruohan Wang and Zebu to create a show in which they both hope to expand their palettes through collaborating on a new body of work including paintings, screen prints, video and fabric.
“I am interested not only in the color palettes, but more the abstract and surreal world we imagine with soul-stirring colors.” Says Ruohan Wang.