ARTIST GETS CREATIVE WITH CROMAX AT PERTH AIRPORT
When arriving at Perth Airport, passengers are greeted by a sight to behold: a spectacular permanent art installation, In Rainbows, created by internationally renowned artist Nike Savvas using Cromax paints.
The bright and bold installation, fabricated and installed by Urban Art Projects, features veils of more than 500 multi-coloured aluminium rods that float above the escalators in the Terminal 1 International Arrivals area.
The colourful array has been painted vibrantly with Sydney artist Nike using the Cromax range of paints to create a shimmering rainbow of various hues.
“In this work, the rainbow signifies hope, renewal, marks a sense of place, and is relevant to the ‘now’ – of the moment,” says Nike in her artist statement.
“It adds a dynamic experience to the precinct as the viewer moves towards, around and under the work. In this they encounter multiple rainbows with different facets of discovery and experience.”
Perth Airport commissioned the exciting piece after deciding to create a major feature for the space, which sees thousands of passengers flood through every day after arriving in Perth.
Upon passing through passport control, passengers are able to appreciate the detail of the artwork, which aims to create a dynamic and memorable welcome and set the tone for a unique Western Australia experience.
Cromax is thrilled their products have been specified for this project, which displays the paint system’s bold colour palette and versatility across multiple materials. The range of colours used for this project replicated the following US Hot Hue range of colours - Blue Mood (741795); Blush Rose; Amethyst Reflection; Green Extreme (741515); Scarlet Fever (745538); A Little Lilac (745657); Bombay Blue (741795); Blazing Copper(741510); Lime Light (741801) and Arancio Terra.