On the occasion of the International Day of Light, today we talk about some light artists and creatives who have caught our attention. Through the use of various lighting techniques and installations, light art challenges our perception by deviating from traditional contemporary art, activating new sensory stimuli in the viewer. Light art plays with our perception of light, questioning the way we interpret the world around us.
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NONOTAK is a creative duo founded in 2011 by Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto. By combining light art and sound, they create immersive and dreamlike environments. Their work brings together Nakamoto’s experience in space, light, and sound with Schipfer’s skills in visual and geometric kinetic drawing. NONOTAK has explored various artistic fields including architecture, music, fine arts, digital arts, set design, theater, cinema, dance, design, and fashion. Their aesthetic draws inspiration from minimal architecture and optical art.
#2 Jen Lewin
Nature, technology, and light art come together in the works of Jen Lewin, an American artist and engineer who creates large-scale installations for public spaces. Community involvement is an integral part of her project, and she engages with the connection to the viewer.
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#3 Collectif Scale
Collectif Scale is a collective formed by ten people, all active in Paris and coming from different backgrounds, who bring together various fields including motion design, LED design, robotics, contemporary art, and much more. Scale produces what they define as augmented installations, where the aim is to recreate a dynamic, interactive, and often tangible environment, almost alive.
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#4 Nick Verstand
Nick Verstand‘s exploration of human perception through audiovisual compositions raises questions about the boundary between the material and the immaterial. The result is intuitive experiences that lead to co-creations achieved through the collaboration between the artist and their audience.
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#5 Emilio Ferro
Emilio Ferro uses light art, sound, and sculpture to create a unique artistic experience and to trace a path capable of traversing history and space. The site-specific installation titled “Portal of Light” explores the imagery of Ancient Egypt through a reflection on the themes of threshold and light: the former as a bridge between the world of the living and the world of the dead; the latter as an element associated with the worship of the sun, venerating deities such as Isis and Ra.
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