How do you go from this to that?
“A hybrid means something of mixed origin or composition that adds variety or complexity to a system”
Blurring boundaries, breaking rules, newness, fusions…thats also the essence of paint mixing! Hybridity is akin to combining yellow and blue to make green, then green with white to make a pastel hue, or blue with red to make purple. This is how newness is born.
Yet you gotta be careful: mixing too many colors will leave you with brown. It seems the key to hybridization is similar to basic paint-mixing, where it’s essential to keep your synthesized mediums simple, basic, and primary – otherwise your palette becomes muddled and senseless.
Perhaps complementary hybrids can exist too, like the complimentary colors yellow and purple. This is achieved by taking entities A, B, and C, hybridizing A and B to make AB, and then putting it beside the primary entity C to emphasize, contrast, and enhance.
What about Survivability?
Survivability comes from constant adaptation.
Recreating the exact same color over and over again, or the same hybrid twice is like recreating the same baby twice. When there are so many potential combinations, I would argue that identicals are counterintuitive in art, just as they are in nature. Lucien Freud never puts his paintbrush on the canvas twice in a row before varying the color first on his pallette. That’s what gives his work depth, intricacy, quality, most importantly: realism. He never uses the exact same color twice.