In December last year, just as we were finalising our selection of blue artworks for Monochrome No.2, Pantone announced that the colour of the year 2020 would be Classic Blue – a familiar, calming shade of azure. In times of uncertainty and unrest, it feels reassuring to bring such a recognisable hue into our everyday lives, for blue is a colour we can all rely on. Blue is the colour of the sky and the sea. It is a colour associated with calmness and stability, with the sacred and the divine, one that speaks of happiness and nostalgia at the same time.
As we temporarily close the gallery as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19, we still want to be in touch with you. From today and until 25 April, we invite you to follow The Blue Diary, a daily writing project by the team at Ordovas reflecting on the theme of our current exhibition. In recent years, art has been extremely fast and short-lived and the current situation forces us to slow down and invites quiet contemplation of the world around us. This is a diary, a personal compilation of thoughts, an invitation to think about blue, the world’s most loved colour.