The other-worldly colors of the natural world by Pico Risto

Think again. Is the clear sky on a sunny day blue? Are leaves green? Are roses red? And is the blue you see the same as I do? For a dog, that sky is grey. For a snake, those leaves might be violet. For a bee, roses are not red at all, but dark blue and something else we, human, cannot see. And do you remember the colors of those things in your dreams? In real life, some people have an unsual color vision, especially visual artists.

Pico Risto might not possess such color vision. Nonetheless, he does not only see things differently, but he also gives us, through his eccentric work, the ability to see another layer of the nature as we know it. Having been working with & surrounded by Andy Warhol, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier and the likes, Pico Risto has shaped his vision distinctively to see the colors of the world like no one else.

Luckily, he is more than happy to share this vision with us, to show us a nature with colors of the 70s, 80s, of great artists, of fashion, of graphic design, of desire, of mysteries, of our deepest dreams.

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Michael Nguyen

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