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Frame of Mind: Naila Yousuf of Wright & Wright

Discover how the works of art in the National Gallery and Tate’s permanent collections have inspired Naila Yousuf, partner at Wright & Wright Architects

Words by Naila Yousuf


As a student I became captivated by the colour International Klein Blue (IKB) after discovering Yves Klein’s work.

Ultramarine symbolises holiness, seen in The Virgin in Prayer and the Lambeth Bible. Klein believed IKB was the unification of heaven and earth. IKB 79 has a life of its own, like a multiple exposure photograph depicting time and space. It goes beyond scale and materiality.

Before IKB, ultramarine was used sparingly, with