15 Oct 2014

Artist with Superhuman vision

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 15 October 2014
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Artwork by Concetta Antico

san diego artist concetta anticoConcetta Antico is an artist with a rare condition called tetrochromacy. It means she can see colours that others can't – some call it Super Human vision.

While most people can differentiate around a million colours, Concetta can see 100 million different shades. A tetrochromat has a fourth colour vision receptor in their eyes and often also possesses superior night vision. Scientists have studied her and are particularly excited by the way she can use paint to depict how she sees things. The Australian-born painter lives in San Diego, California where she exhibits at her own gallery.

Concetta Antico talks to Kathryn Ryan about her super human vision.