“In October 2020, the “Colourful Street” mural by artist Lois O’Hara tied in with Kensington & Chelsea Art week that year.
The partnership between The Pantone Colour Institute and artist Lois O’Hara created an interactive installation on the Fire Station which explored the positive impact colour can have on people and places.
At the same time, the mural paid homage to one of the worlds earliest students of colour Jacob Christoph Le Blon.
Le Blon was an inventor, painter and engraver from Frankfurt who invented the system of three-and four colour printing which segued into the modern CMYX colour system which still underpins everything to do with creating colour today.
Jacob Christoph Le Blon lived on the Sloane Stanley Estate and in 1723 published his ground-breaking study “Coloritto” The harmony of colouring in painting”, in London.
The QR Codes embedded in the Colourful Street art brought the artwork into the 21 century and allowed audiences to interact with the art, delving deeper into the colour theory.”