ultrachrome print size: 120 x 173 cm, each year: 2012
Kolorit is a German word the source for which can be attributed to the Italian and it refers to the combination, shadow and composition of various colours in a painting or photograph. But the word Kolorit is also used as a metaphor to describe a culture or lifestyle in a foreign place. In this triptych the passing of time at a particular location is shown thrugh a change of colours. The photographs register a Hindu ritual which entails the use of colour pigments and water. Here Korfmann is not searching for a monochrome background which reduces the space to a neutral point, yet the human figures themselves form the material from which the colour field is created, resulting in an abstract image which has a remarkable likeness to painting.