Within the novel Le Rouge et le Noir
, the colors Red and Black stand for the clerical and the secular and, specifically, the tension between both, intertwined with a narrative thread of the black and red of the card game that still can be found in roulette.
In his artistic practice, Bob Verheijden often uses the colors Red and Black in a satirical way to portray the western society riddled with greed, overconsumption, and boredom.
He has an ambivalent relationship with black and Red, repellent and attracted simultaneously by its combination. Read more