Alexei Kostroma. «Lemon yellow pigment»
LEMON YELLOW PIGMENT – energy and power
The lemon yellow colour is the energy of the sun. Kostroma uses a natural lemon yellow pigment from the French manufacturer Sennelier. During the natural drying process cracks forming on the pigment acquire a structurally pictorial form. The cracks of dried pigment signify the fragility of life, the frailty and vulnerability of the earth and of man, as part of nature.
In recent years the precise time when the object finished drying has been included in the title of each work (e.g. ‘Yellow Earth 12:34’), with time as a fundamental factor in development, the beginning and end of everything.