POOL, loss of colour is more than just a deceptively cool painting on the floor, it’s also kind of a visual mindf*ck. The painting, done by artist Jeroen Bisscheroux, is a “carpet” that bridges two heartbreaking subjects together, the tsunami in Sendai and the disaster in Fukushima, into one image. The painting brings the subjects to human scale and visually gives you the feeling that you’re right in the center of it and that it’s not some disaster happening really far from you.
Bisscheroux wanted to create more awareness that tragedy isn’t just something that happens on the other side of the world, but it can, in fact, happen right in your backyard. It brings these issues, like the events in Fukushima, into the forefront so we don’t forget about the people affected.