New York artist CJ Hendry created the series of seven single-coloured rooms for her Monochrome exhibition, to display new images she created of crumpled Pantone’s watches. Every room at this house in a Brooklyn warehouse is entirely one colour, from a green kitchen with grassy surfaces to a pink bedroom where a tub is overflowing with teddy bears.
“Art is the first thing (my collectors) add to space and they design their entire home around their collection.” said Hendry. “I have taken this concept to an extreme level.”
The Australian artist has previously created hyper realistic black and white studies using her self-described scribbling technique. She started experimenting in colour last year for a collaborative exhibition with French fashion house Christian Louboutin.
“People generally buy art as the last item; they find art to match their home. I have become close to my collectors over the years and have noticed how differently they live their lives.”
A 22,000 square foot industrial space in Brooklyn has been re-conceived as an all-ecompassing colourscape. Divided across seven distinct rooms, New York-based artist CJ Hendry has envisioned ‘MONOCHROME’ as a walk-through tableau of vivid tones and tints, with each colour corresponding to the art handing on the walls. The faux-home sees every area of the ‘house’ painted entirely in one, monochromatic colour.
Modular plastic bricks by every block, which are similar to Lego but larger, were used to build the partitions – onto which the artist has mounted her artworks bearing different tones of the same hue.