MODELLED LIGHT, REFLECTED LIGHT
LITTLE UNFORESEEN ACTS FROM THE VISIBLE WORLD
For years I have been experimenting with the light of sculpture to express reality reflected through a play on mirrors, exploring the almost fanciful field of modelling light.
In a historic period of sculpture, in which the latest tendencies incorporate fundamentally audiovisual new technologies into the work, and to build upon this line of digital lighting, I have wanted to revert to the very same origins of pure light, without technological means, and in doing so I have incorporated it, in its natural state, into pieces of varying formats.
Through capturing the light of the surroundings and channelling it through mirrors or simple shadow play techniques, I stimulate and encourage the light to be itself and its reflection finally expressing itself and surprising us in the creation and recreation of shapes. Sometimes there occurs an involuntary participation of the audience, which, when captured and transported by the rays of light, ends up integrated into the work.
The elementary technology and the intangibility of the fundamental raw materials, only light, simply light, nothing less than light, allow shapes to have a complete freedom of expression and action: the spontaneous and reflex actions of beams of light.
A mere play of light, transmitting shapes and sensations, with no more than a subtle induction.
Therefore, there is nothing more changeable, free and surprising than the collection which makes up “Conjuring Tricks & Reflex Actions”. On each occasion the result depends on the moment and its light, on the movement and the colour of the surroundings, and on the mood of the audience.
In this sculpture exhibition the tangible materials, wood, metal, paper and glass, are a mere backing, a support base among which the lights ―direct, reflected, suggestive and modelled― jump and play, without their and the audience’s realization.