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Brief Published: 5 Aug 2013

Ruslan Khasanov: Pacific Light


Russian artist Ruslan Khasanov has created a short film called Pacific Light, which captures multicoloured inks dissipating from bead-like globules into swirling pools of colour.

The technicolour footage was filmed at a microscopic level and digitally enhanced in post-production. Vibrant inks are combined and interact with oil and soap to create otherworldly underwater scenes. Music by Swiss musician Boris Blank accompanies the hypnotic video.

Employing a similar aesthetic, Switzerland-based photographer Fabian Oefner combines magnetic fluids and watercolour paints in his Millefiori macro photography series.

Take further inspiration from the experimental uses of liquid colour by artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers in our Colour in Suspension report.

Ruslan Khasanov

Art & Design