Mehrdad Garousi

Fractal Artist
Hamadan, Iran
Coloring, along with patterns and layouts, is one of the most important parts of designing tileworks. Due to the repetition of tiles with similar shapes and colors throughout the tiling, colors can play important roles in giving more meanings to the patterns. Actually, in a thoroughly white tiling the form and geometric arrangement of tiles do not show off properly. It is the coloring which by distinction or integration of adjacent tiles creates geometric patterns in form of color territories. It is actually where colors create diverse geometric beauties. With this explanation, I am, here, presenting three fractal tileworks with exactly the same geometric arrangements but different coloring methods.
Domination of Colors #1
20" x 20"
Digital Art Print
2012
In these examples, the role of color configurations in creation of diverse patterns is clearly evident. Each of these examples is a result of trying hundreds of color gradients, manipulations, and adjustments. Color layering was another useful technique I used which does not have any equivalence in the world of traditional coloring. All these processes of experimenting hundreds of possibilities might take even months in traditional techniques; however, with the aid of computers I could see the result of changing the colors of a lot of tiles at once with a simple click.

It might seem like some tiny tiles are added or removed from one work to another, while it is just because of the similarity or difference of the colors of those tiles and their neighbors in each work.
Domination of Colors #2
20" x 20"
Digital Art Print
2012
Domination of Colors #3
20" x 20"
Digital Art Print
2012