Plastic Colors by Marguerite Bornhauser presents a delightfully effervescent musing on the hallucinatory nature of the lurid and synthetic colors that surround us in modern life.
Unnaturally vivid hues and multi-textured surfaces are presented in bold and not infrequently witty juxtapositions. Bornhauser often moves in close to her subjects, which speaks both of her innate curiosity and the surprising intimacy of everyday encounters on the street. Ending with the words "L'apparence d'un décor, monde halluciné", Plastic Colors indeed takes us on a journey through a world in which scenery, everyday objects and simulacra connect.
Plastic Colors was short-listed for the First book Award (Mack Books) in 2015 and has since been exhibited widely.