Erwin Redl

Of course I cannot omit to mention this artist Erwin Redl, especially with the Matrix Series. Each version consist of a different large-scale demonstration of the typical grid structure. The LED components used in those pieces became the idle medium to convert the lingo of virtual reality and 3-D computer modeling into an sensual architectural installations. The way his work has been presented, participating by simply being ‘present’ seems to be, or even is an integral part of the installations.

 “MATRIX II” 

 “Matrix II”

MATRIX VII”

 Matrix VII   

 

It looks like being inside a virtual world, but I am wondering what the viewer can feel or think at that precise moment. This would be quite interesting to know, unfortunately I could not found any information..

 

http://www.paramedia.net/portfolio/index.htm

 

 

 

“Starlight” by James Clar.

 

In the same kind of vision I found this artefact “Starlight”.

This interactive lightning designer and installation artist merges technology and art to create new visual systems. In this particular piece some motors are attached to the each LED grids, causing the LED stars to wiggle and shake and generating a trails light effect.  The spectator is viewing a sky full of shooting stars. Well some nice light effects.

 “Starlight” by James Clar

  

http://www.jamesclar.com/product/2007/starlight/index.html

ut this group of artist have a big range of artefacts using light such as 3D LED cube etc….. It is worthy to shake that site…for some ideas….

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jim Campbell

San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell is widely known to be one of the most extraordinary and important artists working with new media. His installations have pioneered new ways of showing images, from LED screens to touch-sensitive computers. He uses digital media in the service of profound humanism.

I just found a new piece from him of the Internet, this new work consists of a grid of 192 white LED’s that blink on and off in a pattern that creates a moving image. 192 Led (use as pixel) contain such a low resolution that in theory we should not be able to understand the images we see at all. However our brain is filling in the gaps of the missing information and produces meaning. Campbell is interested in how or why we understand the things we understand.

My project idea was quiet similar to that, with obviously a different meaning. I definitely like his work.

 “Reconstruction #4” by Jim Campbell

“Reconstruction #4”

 

 

http://www.brycewolkowitz.com/www/

More info and works of the artist on            \

http://www.jimcampbell.tv/

 

LEO VILLAREAL

This artist uses the light as a primary medium to create mesmerizing sculpture, not just a component. Dan Flavin pioneered light sculpting with this minimalism fluorescent tube, or even James Turell’s mood-altering neon environment, but this new generation of artist took a step ahead an realise some wonder. He was definitely inspired by Flavin. if I had money I will definitely buy one of those light sculpture, or do some DIY….. After all he is only using basic Leds colors (RGB) and manipulate them by digital coding (Heum…..not sure about this part)

 

 “Corner”

“Corner”

http://www.villareal.net/projects.html

 

 

Dan Flavin

This artist is considered one of the founders of American Minimalist Art. His light sculptures are neat and “simple”.

I am not really into his work, it does not inspire me, it does not make me dream, the only ones, maybe I could say I like are the “Monuments” series. 

Flavin’s monuments” were inspired by V. Tatlin’s sculpture (Monument to the Third International), which recall their namesake’s merging of art and technology.

 

“Monument” Flavin 

“MONUMENT”

DAN FLAVIN

 “Monument to the Third Interntaional” by Vladimir Tatlin

 “Monument to the Third International” by Vladimir Tatlin

 

LIGHT ART

We mainly used our little Microcontroller to control light, so I had no choice and look what we can do with light or Led…. Not really true., However since I was little, I have always been fascinate by light. I think it is in the human nature; light can be beautiful, warm, and attractive.

 “Electric Dress” by Atsuko Tanaka’s (1956)

 “Electric Dress” by Atsuko Tanaka’s (1956)

 A kimono made of light bulb. This artist was one of the Founder of the Gutai movement. The aim of this group was to break with the past and smudge the boundaries between art and life in post-war Japan, in search of a new beginning in order to put the horrors behind.

 

But I have to say this look a bit like a Christmas tree….sorry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atsuko_Tanaka_(artist)

 

 

 

The earliest piece I could found was from the Gutai movement in 

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