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Changing Perception Online


2020 is the year of the Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck.

Design Museum Ghent celebrates this with KleurEyck - an exhibition about innovative and diverse use of colour, featuring works by designers

from various design areas. At the request of curator Siegrid Demyttenaere,

studio RENS set up two rooms of the museum with

Changing Perception /Objects and /Online.


This installation is based on research into the influence of online colours. We are increasingly viewing artworks via the internet. This has a big influence on the colours that we imagine when we think of a painting. But how do those online copies relate to the real works of art?

Studio RENS translated the research results into a wallpaper installation, it shows the images that Google feeds you when you search for Portrait of a man in a red turban by Jan van Eyck.

The installation is made possible with NLXL.

For the love of Red

RENS has been and continues to be enamored by the allure of colour. In the early 2000s, the designers embarked on a series of experiments, daringly applying exclusively red pigments to a diverse array of materials: textiles, wood, metals, plastics. 

Red has a beginning, but it seems to have no end: read about the shared history of red and RENS.

Year: 2020

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