Experiencing Space: James Turrell
I studied the work of James Turrell who uses light and shape to create minimal yet visually intense installations. I explored the way he used the space to control the experience of the viewer. I went on to emulate Turrell’s methods in my own installation where my space was empty except for one large shape which drew the eye of the viewer.
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Visit to Electric Ladyland- The UV Art Gallery in Amsterdam
Early this year I visited the Electric Ladyland gallery in Amsterdam. This was a key part of my research, as I was able to deepen my knowledge of the history of UV, and explored the tensions between UV and gallery art with one of the owners: Nick Padalino.
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Sacred Geometry: Mandala Art.
As my third year progressed I studied the connotations and representations sacred geometry and the platonic solids. My recent work focusses more on circular forms which lead me to study mandala art- a visual tool used to represent the cosmic structure of the universe.
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How Are Other Visual Artists Using UV Materials?
In this post I explored how other contemporary gallery artists use UV materials in their work. I was particularly interested in how the specialist properties of UV have added to these artists’ work in a way that regular paint could not.
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High Art and Popular Culture
My interest in ultraviolet materials was sparked 3 years ago when I began visiting music and arts festivals around the UK. I found that UV materials are often used in art for this environment, as their glowing properties create a visual spectacle. In this post I explore the influence of popular culture on fine art, from a high art context.
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