Get Lost In Colour At This Free Exhibition In Camden

Nathalie Du Pasquier, Camden Arts Centre. ★★★★☆

Tabish Khan
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Get Lost In Colour At This Free Exhibition In Camden Nathalie Du Pasquier, Camden Arts Centre. 4
Rooms filled with drawings and objects. Photo: Damian Griffiths

We walk through vividly coloured corridors and enter rooms with colourful geometric shapes and drawings on the wall.

Camden Arts Centre has been transformed by Nathalie Du Pasquier into what feels like a eye-searing geometric computer simulation brought to life. Everywhere we go our eyes are assaulted by colour, yet it's all clean and crisp. The colours are bright and joyous like yellows, oranges and reds, yet they're all rigidly controlled and kept within straight lines.

So much colour to get lost in. Photo: Damian Griffiths

It's these contrasts that make the work so intriguing — it's beautiful in its colour, but austere in its conformity.  Stunning but sterile. Delineated but we struggle with perspective. We enjoy walking around it, but wouldn't want to live here.

Optical illusions add to the tricky perspectives. Photo: Damian Griffiths

The simplicity of it does make it tricky to get anything more out of this exhibition than the fact that it's a gorgeous installation. But there are subtleties to be found potted around the place with plays on our perception in a few optical illusions. Also all the rooms are noticeably different to each other — whether that's in the colour theme or the objects and drawings within.

There are multiple rooms to explore. Photo: Damian Griffiths

This is a beautiful transformation of the galleries and we recommend that visitors let themselves get lost in the colours.

Objects and drawings within the rooms, continue the theme of geometry. Photo: Damian Griffiths

Nathalie Du Pasquier: Other Rooms is on at Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG until 14 January. Entrance is free and the gallery is open  

Last Updated 15 October 2017