Holly Williams for Art-Sheep
We all have, one time or another, been called to get our room, our house or our workplace painted and so have proceeded to skim through the seemingly endless paint color swatches of the local hardware store in equal satisfaction and confusion, spending an unexpected amount of our time puzzling over nearly identical hues.
This element of the mundane and ordinary is captured by artist Shawn Huckins in his retro, everyday life scenes on no other canvas than paint-swatch gradients. In his work, The Paint Chip Series, Huckins makes a statement on daily life and its simple pleasures by adding average people, objects and scenes on the colorful swatch cards, that give off a fresh, pop vibe.
In his own words: “Bands of color we may choose for our most intimate spaces—bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms—are an ideal stage to examine the everyday people and objects that occupy our world. While the products and services we use, the clothes we wear, and the food we consume may be uniform and standardized, I find pure, simplistic beauty and exceptional intimacy in the common object and our everyday environment.”