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Light Art, a definition

Light Art, a definition

by Alessandro Trabucco The progress of technological innovations has always allowed a parallel evolution in the artistic field, just think about the invention of the photography and, more recently, of the computer. In the case of artificial light, used especially in the sphere of the so-called Light Art, this progress has found a real application […]

Dynamic light: United Visual Artists

Dynamic light: United Visual Artists

by Alessandro Trabucco As like as in the musical shows of the Massive Attack, mentioned in the first part, also in autonomous projects, with the creation of a part of the work through the staging of a “behaviour” of the work, that switches on right because of the passing of a person or simply the […]

Collective creativity: United Visual Artists & Massive Attack

Collective creativity: United Visual Artists & Massive Attack

by Alessandro Trabucco In this new article, devoted to the use of light in the contemporary art, we examine a method of applied research to different fields through the integrated combination of technical specialized skills, whose amount allows reaching very high levels of sensorial involvement. We talk essentially about interactivity, a very popular word especially […]

A homogeneous journey in the light: Alessandro Lupi

A homogeneous journey in the light: Alessandro Lupi

by Alessandro Trabucco I looked at one work by Alessandro Lupi for the first time in 1999, at the Vecchio Mattatoio (Former Slaughterhouse/Abattoir) in Rome, in the occasion of the Biennale dei giovani Artisti dell’Europa e del Mediterraneo (Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean Biennale Festival). A record very far in time, but well […]

Solid Light: Anthony McCall

Solid Light: Anthony McCall

         by Alessandro Trabucco In 1973, with his work Line Describing a Cone, British-born American artist Anthony McCall (1946) began his works series of “solid light”, created through projections of very intense beams of light, obtained through the use of a particular technology. Everything started from his careful observation of the three-dimensional light volumes originated […]

Make visible the invisible: Ann Veronica Janssens

Make visible the invisible: Ann Veronica Janssens

by Alessandro Trabucco The artistic research of Ann Veronica Janssens, english artist living in Belgium, is part of that aesthetic experience acted by the so-called second generation of artists featured in the studing of experimentations activities fullfilled in the californian group Light & Space, that occured from the middle of the 60’s, where there were […]

Screen lives: Matthew Pillsbury

Screen lives: Matthew Pillsbury

by Alessandro Trabucco   The images from the Screen lives series by the american photographer, but born and grown in France, Matthew Pillsbury, present everyday activities that associate most of the people in almost entirely the globe, without so much differencies of origins, religion, social or cultural statement. Nighttime images in black and white capture […]

RV Night: Frank Hallam Day

RV Night: Frank Hallam Day

by Alessandro Trabucco With the series of night images titled “RV Night”, the American photographer Frank Hallam Day, returns sensation of great solitude and isolation, but this aspect does not make them dramatic or threatening. The photos of this series appear rather perfectly tempered in composition as in the bright light and shade chromatism, even […]

TOM FRUIN: The Mosaic Maker of Light

TOM FRUIN: The Mosaic Maker of Light

by Sarah Corona A mosaic is an ancient technique that dates back to 3,000 B.C. Initially it was used as an architectural barrier, later as pavement, and then evolved into an aesthetic decoration made of colored, specially cut tiles. Artists from all eras have used this technique, where individual exploration of the art form has […]

LIGHT at Art Basel 2014

LIGHT at Art Basel 2014

by Alessandro Trabucco   Ann Veronica Janssens, RR Lyrae, Unlimited — Artiaco, mennour, Szwajcer Doug Wheeler, Untitled, Unlimited — Zwirner Philippe Parreno, Marquee, 2007, Galerie Hans Meyer Gunter Uecker, Lichtregen, 1966, Galerie Hans Meyer The annual visit at the Art Basel fair let the fortuituos visitor, as it happens to the art competent, be informed […]

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