SEEING A RAINBOW
There are many eye-catching moments in the everyday to be found, it is just that us adults rarely notice them, having lost our child-like wonder for the world around us. Dries Segers (1990, Belgium) captures these fleeting moments in his series Seeing a Rainbow, in which the spectrum of colours seen in a puddle of petrol links every image together. From the grotesque beauty of a black eye, full of hues of yellow and purple, to an icy blue coating of water on a quiet road, each image contains unexpected, optimistic colour, even if the subject matter is less sunny. The images act as a reminder to keep our eyes open, always, with the artist insisting that we must all fight not to fall into “grey indifference.”
Seeing a Rainbow has also been published as a book, which is available to purchase online.