Farbe oder Farbe shows Austrian artist Gerald Roßbacher’s ongoing search for the meaning and use of color in the digital world. Farbe, a german word with a dual meaning, can mean both color or paint depending on its context. The title implies a play on words with these two meanings, What is color? What is paint? Roßbacher is exploring how the representation of color in the digital domain is equivalent to the simple act of placing color on a surface.
Question to the World, takes on the use of paint over a surface to generate a painting through the reflection of its surrounding upon the paint itself. Color exercises, is part of a series of digital sketches of generative programs that explore the representation of color in digital space. In Farbe oder Farbe (Color or Paint), Roßbacher uses these mediums to challenge and confront the meaning and conceptual use of paint and color.