Friday, December 18, 2020

Aesthetica Magazine - Installation Art: Light and Shadow

Anila Quayyum Agha, All the Flowers Are for Me, 2017. Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum.
Meet artists who are transforming spaces through light and shadow. These striking sculptures cast intricate patterns images on gallery walls, creating immersive environments. Anila Quayyum Agha (b. 1965) is a Pakistani-American artist creating illuminated environments from patterns of light and shadow. The works evoke the sacred, taking inspiration from Islamic architectural motifs found in mosques and historic sites. Geometric shapes are cast across the gallery walls, ceiling and floor – transforming the room into a space for reflection.Find out more on the artist’s website. [More Lead image: Anila Quayyum Agha, All the Flowers Are for Me, 2017. Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum. 
  1. Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, 1991. Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery. Tate Collection, London. Photo Copyright Hugo Glendinning. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. 
  2. Olafur Eliasson, Map For Unthought Thoughts, 2014 
  3. Wild Mood Swings. Tim Noble and Sue Webster, 2009-2010, 2 wooden stepladders, discarded wood, light projector, dimensions variable © 2010, courtesy of the artists. 
  4. Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections, 2013.