paul cocksedge colorizes istanbul with turkish + british flag palette

paul cocksedge colorizes istanbul with turkish + british flag palette


paul cocksedge colorizes istanbul with turkish + british flag palette
all images courtesy of mark cocksedge

 

 

 

 

colorizing istanbul’s waterfront vista during the recent great festival of creativity, london-based designer paul cocksedge‘s ‘palette’ installation celebrates both britain and turkey, their historical connections, trade and culture. the color ratios of each of the national flags fill translucent circles of varying sizes, overlapping and layering in shifting compositions in space.

paul cocksedge adds vibrant palette to istanbul
visitors to the installation look through the vibrant panels of color

 

 

 

what I enjoy about ‘palette’ is the way it only comes to life in this setting, when the transparency of the material re-defines and celebrates the landscape beyond it: the trees and plants, the sea, the sky… on its own it is not complete‘, cocksedge describes. the hues of each flag gradually dissolve and fade as they meet in the middle to create a chromatic blend — an entirely new tone made from the constituent parts, which symbolically relates to the collaboration of creativity and artistry between turkey and the UK.

paul cocksedge adds vibrant palette to istanbul
overlapping circles represent the unity between turkey and the UK

paul cocksedge adds vibrant palette to istanbul
the colorful tones create new hues when layered on top of each other

paul cocksedge adds vibrant palette to istanbul
a chromatic blend of transparent circles

paul cocksedge adds vibrant palette to istanbul
the installation frames istanbul’s seaside vista

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