1000 Colors, Clemens Habicht

Clemens Habicht’s 1000 COLOURS is a CMYK colour gamut jigsaw puzzle of 1000 pieces. Each tile is an individual colour and the task is to place each color exactly in relation to every other color. The artist recalls: “The idea came from enjoying the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle. I found that without the presence of image detail to help locate a piece, I was relying only on an intuitive sense of colour. Unlike ordinary puzzles, where you are in effect redrawing a specific picture from a reference you have, here you have a sense of where every piece belongs compared to every other piece. There is a real logic in doing this that is weirdly soothing and therapeutic. As each piece clicks perfectly into place— just so— it’s a little win.”

Images and words courtesy of Clemens Habicht