The RGB Series is my attempt to use the root of all screen-based imagery -- the red, green, and blue color pallette of the simple CRT pixel -- as a basis for radical experimentation in the realm of optical effects. Each piece was created in Adobe Illustrator using my own customized brushes and fill patterns, each one of them consisting of nothing more than some combination of red, green, and blue. These are intentionally used with basic forms (dots, lines, pixels themselves) to create moire patterns and jarring contrasts. More than mere eye candy, it is my hope that these pieces tap into the primordial experience of pure vision itself, calling attention to the underlying reality -- the "spirit", if you will -- of all screen-based phenomena.
Paul Salamone / Boulder / 2021