The work of Ann Veronica Janssens (b. 1956) foregrounds the body’s perception of the world and itself in it. She often uses light, natural optical phenomena or glass as medium. Produced with great care, her works exude the impression of great simplicity yet create vivid experiences of the act of seeing, evoking a heightened awareness of the changeability and fleetingness of individual perceptions.
The diptych consists of two glass panels, each made of two layers of vertically ribbed annealed glass that encompass a colored PVC filter. The association of the glass pattern with the colored filter creates iridescent effects and deep changing colors. As one moves around the work, the ribbed surface reflects the light at different angles, creating extreme variations in colors. The work belongs to Ann Veronica Janssens’s ongoing series of “gaufrettes” which highlights the pictorial materiality and spatiality of color.
A variation of this diptych (narrower panels) was included in the sequence of nine gaufrettes presented by the artist in her major survey exhibition HOT PINK TURQUOISE at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark.