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Breathing Yellow: And then the world changed colour

A new installation for Dulwich Picture Gallery by Mariele Neudecker

From expeditions to the furthest reaches of Greenland, to being 2017 Guest Artist at nuclear research centre CERN, Mariele Neudecker’s work often explores the cross-section between the sublime natural world and human interference, much as in Sohlberg’s landscapes.

In her latest tank installation, Breathing Yellow, commissioned specially as part of Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway for Dulwich Picture Gallery, Neudecker takes inspiration from the dense birch trees of Norway’s forests to create a three-dimensional living landscape submerged underwater. Inspired by the rich colour Sohlberg used in his paintings and the intense yellow light of the Mausoleum – part of Sir John Soane’s original stained glass design – this fragment of a world will continue to change and evolve at different times of the day, responding to the light conditions surrounding it.

Neudecker describes her tanks as an immersive experience:

“You are both simultaneously drawn in close inside the tank, and clearly outside it; you inhabit the space in your mind and are physically distanced by artifice, glass, refraction and reflection.”

Explore Neudecker's previous works

  • Gravity Prevents, 2001

    Gravity Prevents, 2001
  • Faintly Falling Upon All the Living and the Dead, 2008

    Faintly Falling Upon All the Living and the Dead, 2008
  • This Thing Called Darkness, 2008

    This Thing Called Darkness, 2008
  • Things Can Change in a Day, Tate Britain, 2001

    Things Can Change in a Day, Tate Britain, 2001
Main image featured: Things Can Change in a Day, Mariele Neudecker at Tate Britain, 2001 

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Event details

Start date
13 February 2019
End date
2 June 2019
Open
10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays)
Price
Free with exhibition ticket to Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway