Emmanuelle Moureaux. All images courtesy of the artist and NOW Gallery

Tokyo-based French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux has seduced us all with her ongoing vibrant series, 100 Colors, where she cuts thousands of pieces of paper in 100 shades to create immersive art for all to enjoy.

So far, we’ve had a rainbow forest of numbers, thousands of colourful paper people hanging from a ceiling and drapes of vibrant paper hanging in Shinjuku, Tokyo. This February, Moureaux brings her next instalment to NOW Gallery in London. Entitled Slices of Time, it is inspired by the gallery’s namesake and the significant location on Greenwich Peninsula, close to the Meridian.

Comprising layers in 100 shades of colours and white, it will fill the space with a large, complex and beautiful aesthetic of cut out coloured paper to create a floating representation of the earth.

To fully appreciate the calm and fluid order of time conveyed, you’ll be offered an opportunity to immerse yourself and pay homage to a date that’s uniquely important and special to you by writing on a coloured card which will then form part of the exhibition.

NOW Gallery’s Curator Jemima Burrill believes it’s just what we need right now: “The measured detail and calm considered order of Moureaux’s work seemed the perfect respite from the political bedlam we are experiencing. This exhibition will include everyone, giving them the opportunity to have a moment to enjoy colour and form in all its simplicity and complexity. Both elements will work together to surprise and saturate, providing a moment to think about a date of significance within a colourful order. A contemplative moment for all.”

Slices of Time by Emmanuelle Moureaux will open at London’s NOW Gallery on 5 February and run until 17 April 2020. In the meantime, here’s a selection of Moureaux’s recent work for the 100 Colors series.

Forest of Numbers © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Forest of Numbers © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Forest of Numbers © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Forest of Numbers © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Forest of Numbers © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Forest of Numbers © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Shinjuku Central Park, Tokyo  © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Shinjuku Central Park, Tokyo © Emmanuelle Moureaux

I Am Here © Emmanuelle Moureaux

I Am Here © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Color Mixing © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Color Mixing © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Color of Time © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Color of Time © Emmanuelle Moureaux

Emmanuelle Moureaux

Emmanuelle Moureaux

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