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Nov
2017

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RIVO Series

On 30, Nov 2017 | In News | By TM Lighting

The RIVO Forty is the latest addition to the TM Lighting range of contemporary accent lights, offering the high-performance of TM’s LED technology, within a distinctive retro-classic style for the discerning, design-led client. More info

14

Jul
2017

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Slim Light Pro

On 14, Jul 2017 | In News | By ADMIN

TM Lighting’s Slim Light Pro is the next generation in superior LED picture lighting. Previously, there was a compromise between scale and performance; Slim Light Pro offers a sleek minimal aesthetic with high performance. More info

14

Jul
2017

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ZeroSeries Accent Lights

On 14, Jul 2017 | In News | By ADMIN

TM Lighting’s ZeroSeries accent lights offer superior quality of light and high 96+ CRI for lighting art in gallery, residential and contemporary spaces. More info

06

Nov
2019

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Between Love & Fear, George Triggs at TM Lighting Gallery

On 06, Nov 2019 | In News | By TM Lighting

TM Lighting is thrilled to announce an exhibition by British contemporary artist, George Triggs, opening 5th December 2019 until 28th February 2020, at TM Lighting Gallery.  Between Love and Fear, the first solo sculpture exhibition to be shown at TM Lighting Gallery,  will reveal Triggs’ major new work by the same name, an incredible life-sized work of two colliding human forms cast in bronze, unveiled for the first time at TM Lighting Gallery in London.

Forming the centrepiece of a collection of eight artworks, which will be specially lit by TM Lighting, the title piece of this show, ‘Between love and fear’ is Triggs’ most ambitious project to date.  This captivating two figure, life-size bronze sculpture reveals a true mastery of figurative artistic skill.

Triggs invites his audience to engage with their own subjective response to the piece.  Conceptually, the sculpture is a physical representation of complex and often bewildering emotions which he hopes are recognised by the observer and reflected back to them.  By holding a mirror up to ourselves and observing our pain and suffering from the outside, we are offered a new perspective and a deeper understanding of ourselves that brings with it a visceral sense of solace.

’Between love and fear’ depicts two figures in conflict with each other, and within themselves.  In human relationships, we so deeply want to love, and to be loved, yet a profound sense of fear creates a disparity which can be all consuming.  It is the longing to embrace, but the urge to push away.  While we are pulled in two directions, we remain stuck in our own turmoil.” (George Triggs)

Throughout his career, George Triggs has been widely praised for his work as an innovative and progressive contemporary sculptor.  He has produced a catalogue of public sculptures as well as personal works of art, earning him first place in the Founders’ Sculpture Prize 2012/13, and finalist for the V&A Sculpture prize 2007.

A Private View will take place at TM Lighting Gallery from 6.30pm – 8.30pm Wednesday 4th December 2019.

TM Lighting is pleased to support artists through hosting an annual programme of collaborative exhibitions and providing complimentary exhibition space. Artwork shown in this exhibition is for sale and all proceeds goes direct to the artist.

Exhibitions in the TM Lighting Gallery are lit using TM’s specialist art lighting products, the Gallery G150 LED spotlights. As with TM’s full range of LED luminaires, the G150 uses high CRI 95+ colour rendition LED’s.

Using high CRI is important when lighting art, to ensure true colour accuracy, bringing the art to life. Its particularly important when lighting bronzes, so that the rich tones of the patina are revealed.

For this exhibition, TM Lighting are using a warm colour temperature at 2700k bringing out the red tones and warmth of the bronze.

For more information, visit: www.tmlighting.com

 

Exhibition dates and open hours: 5th December 2019 – 28th February 2020, weekdays 10am – 5pm, prior appointment. Private View, 4th December

RSVP rsvp@tmlighting.com

 

Exhibition address and contact:

TM Lighting Gallery, 7 Cubitt Street, London, WC1X 0HF | www.tmlighting.com | info@tmlighting.com | t: +44 (0)207 278 1600

For viewing appointments, please contact: info@tmlighting.com

 

For further information about George Triggs and sales enquiries:

T: 07815 777991 | E: mail@georgetriggs.com | W: www.georgetriggs.com | Border Studio | Oak Street | Oswestry | SY11 1LJ

 

 

 

05

Nov
2019

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Artist Spotlight: Jarek Kubacki

On 05, Nov 2019 | In News | By TM Lighting

TM Lighting has collaborated for the second year with UAL: University of the Arts London Made in Arts London to present their annual exhibition launching the ‘2019 Collection’. The exhibition showcases art and design from over 30 UAL students, and throughout the duration we will be providing Artist Spotlights to find out more about the artists and their work.

 

 

  • Full Name: Jarek Kubacki
  • UAL College: Chelsea College of Art
  • Course: Fine Art
  • Graduation Year: 2021

 

Can you tell us a bit about the main themes and ideas behind your work?

The key processes for this work is scratching off the paint and creating creases in the fabric, painting it, then letting it dry, and stretching it flat. This creates ‘memories’ or traces of actions, becoming the works’ theme.

 

Can you tell us how the pieces from the collection came about?

Inspiration for all my work comes from the everyday, the everyday life, outside of the art. Work culture, commuter culture and contemporary lifestyle culture has a big impact on my work. The reflective fabric I work with comes from safety gear – workwear/cycling/running clothing, and recently has started appearing in fashion as well. The material fascinates me, because of its philosophical implications.

 

Which artists inspire you or have had some influence on your work?

I have always been looking back to 60s and the Minimalist movement. Early works of Richard Serra and Larry Bell, as well as all works of Robert Irwin are very important to me. That is where the ground work has been done in the field I’m interested in. There are others who work today synthesising the past in the way I appreciate. Miroslaw Balka and Adriano Amaral come to mind.

 

What feelings or response do you hope viewers will gain from seeing your work in the exhibition?

Mine is the process of making. My hopes don’t go beyond my own practice.

 

 

What inspires you particularly about the medium you currently work in?

Retro-reflect – to reflect back onto its own source. Light that reflects off the surface of the painting travels back to where it comes from, blinding itself. Our experience is always incomplete, and always subjective. We often say we ‘reflect’ on something, when we look at an object, we don’t see the object as it is. We rather project our thoughts onto it, which is then ‘reflected’ back to us as the object we look at. Nothing exists in the same way it does in our psyche. Old sages and quantum physicists both agree the world is shaped by our thoughts. This is the process I capture.

 

 

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04

Nov
2019

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By TM Lighting

Invest in the Future of Creativity, Made in Arts London panel talk at TM Lighting Gallery, 14th November

On 04, Nov 2019 | In News | By TM Lighting

On 14th November  Made in Arts London is hosting a closing panel talk at TM Lighting Gallery, to celebrate the 2019 Collection on display at TM Lighting.

Invest in the Future of Creativity

Made in Arts London panel talk at TM Lighting Gallery

Thursday 14th November 2019, 6.30pm – 8pm

Emerging artists not only contribute to growing creative and digital industries, but to new perspectives. Whether you’re an established creative, a collector, a gallerist, an emerging artist yourself, or whether you just have a genuine enthusiasm for the arts, there are so many ways you can invest in the future of creativity. Join the discussion to find out how.

6.30pm-7.00pm – reception drinks

7.00pm-7.40pm – panel discussion with industry professionals

Panel:

7.40pm onwards – networking drinks, and opportunity to hear from Made in Arts London artists/creatives about their work.

8.30pm End

 

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05

Nov
2019

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By TM Lighting

Artist Spotlight: Eleanor Seuss

On 05, Nov 2019 | In News | By TM Lighting

TM Lighting is pleased to collaborate with University of the Arts London’s Made in Arts London to present the ‘MiAL 2019 Collection’ exhibition at TM Lighting Gallery , showcasing art and design from over 30 UAL students from 12th September to 29th November 2019. During the exhibition we’re highlighting some of the artists to learn more about their work at this important stage in their career:

Artist Spotlight: Eleanor Suess

  • UAL College: Central Saint Martins
  • Course: PhD
  • Graduation Year: 2020

Can you tell us a bit about the process behind your work?

I link my time-based work and cyanotype printing to explore the conventions of architectural “axonometric” drawing projection through the recording of the shadows of clear acrylic solid blocks and hollow cubes. In this collection I have used twelve configurations of the same four acrylic blocks to produce a series of original cyanotype prints which record the shadows and refracted and reflected light of each unique arrangement of the blocks. The parallel rays of sunlight which activate the cyanotype paper construct a sequence of images that follow the convention of non-perspectival oblique projection – a true plan is formed from the contact of the blocks on the paper, and the parallel sun rays trace the oblique side elevations. The resulting “blueprints” suggest an architectural or urban form; however, the abstract instrumentality of the axonometric drawing type is undermined through the materiality of the process: the shadows’ penumbras increase as they pull away from the picture place, blurring what were once sharp edges. As light travels through the solid, yet transparent material, it reveals imperfections in the acrylic as they become imprinted in the fine detail of the cyanotype.

 

What is the inspiration behind the pieces in the Collection?

This work takes reference from architectural representation, through the use of cyanotype “blueprints” and the conventions of non-perspectival oblique drawing projection. The work translates these abstracted drawing techniques, finding the impossible form of the axonometric in real space, via the shadows of objects as projected by sunlight.

 

Which artists inspire you or have had some influence on your work?

As a form of photogram printing the work takes some influence from the images of Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray, specifically the photograms where the three-dimensional nature of the object is apparent in the image. The work also takes substantial reference from the architectural drawing techniques of axonometric projection (to produce a non-perspectival, scalable three-dimensional image), and skiagraphy (the rendering of shadows on a two-dimensional drawing to indicate depth).

 

What feelings or response do you hope viewers will gain from seeing your work in the exhibition?

I hope the viewer experiences a tension between representational, architectural content and abstract imagery, and finds that they can read and interpret each piece in a range of ways and at several scales. I also hope that they find pleasure in the material nature of the cyanotypes, from the powerful colour, the subtle texture of the paper, to the detail embedded in each print.

 

What inspires you particularly about the medium you currently work in?

As one of the earliest forms of photographic printing, the simplicity and fundamental material nature of the process is embedded in the cyanotype artefact. The quality of presence and absence when making photograms of objects’ shadows provides an uncanny, haunting quality to the resultant images. Each shadow print is unique and embodies not only the object, now absent, but the constantly changing conditions of sunlight as received at a particular time and place. The use of the medium of the original process for architectural reprographic blueprints lends the opportunity of an architectural reading.

 

What would you like to achieve through your work?

The collection presented through MiAL is part of a wider project to develop the use of cyanotype printing to explore light and shadow in existing and propositional architectural space.

 

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16

Oct
2019

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TM Lighting Illuminates new anniversary display of Rembrandt’s masterpiece ‘Self-Portrait with Two Circles’, at English Heritage Kenwood House

On 16, Oct 2019 | In News | By TM Lighting

English Heritage Curators put finishing touches on the new Rembrandt display at Kenwood House. Artwork lit by TM Lighting Slim Light Pro Picture Light.

 

TM Lighting is proud to have worked with English Heritage to provide specialist art lighting for their milestone display ‘Rembrandt #nofilter’ at Kenwood House in Hampstead, London. The special display commemorates 350 years since Rembrandt’s death (4 October,1669) and celebrates the artist’s ‘Self-portrait with Two Circles’, a painting widely acknowledged as one of Rembrandt’s defining images and regarded by some as one of the world’s greatest works of art. The painting was recently on loan to Gagosian gallery for their exhibition in partnership with English Heritage, Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now.

 

TM Lighting design and manufacture award-winning picture lights and accent lights which incorporate advanced LED technology and a unique quality of light. For this commemorative display, TM Lighting used their high colour rendition LED Slim Light Pro Picture Light to illuminate the self-portrait ensuring the painting is evenly lit, the colours are rich and vibrant, and the medium is conserved. The TM Slim Light Pro is housed in a minimal 19mm diameter body and is complemented by excellent glare control. The targeted light distribution allows the use of a smaller body than that of larger, traditional style picture lights, without compromising on optical performance, comfortably lighting canvases of 4 metres in height.

 

Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founder of TM Lighting explained “Advising on how to light the art is only part of the story. The way that light is used in the room also affects the way that visitors observe the artwork. So, we also assisted making recommendations about the artwork positions and how they relate to each other, from a lighting perspective. Originally, the curators were going to place the contemporary artwork (a video interpretation) opposite the artwork. Careful consideration was given to positioning of artworks and the lighting to ensure there was no reflection from the video in the glass that might disrupt this extraordinary new viewing experience of Rembrandt’s self-portrait in full glory.”

 

Another consideration for the display was discovering there was nowhere to easily mount spotlights in the room. In view of this challenge, whilst being mindful of the fabric of the historic building, TM Lighting decided the most straight forward way to light the artwork was with a picture light, making use of wiring that was already existing in these locations to be able to do this.

 

Integral to the brief from the English Heritage curators was to create a contemporary display of Rembrandt’s renowned self-portrait, to present the celebrated work in a new light both for new and existing audiences. The temporary replacement of the ornate, 18th-century, gilded frame with a simpler, ebonised frame led to the selection of a more contemporary picture light; TM Lighting’s Slim Light Pro.

 

An antique bronze finish was selected to fit in with the frame colouring. An additional, and hugely important consideration for the curators, is the conservation of the painting. The lighting experts at TM Lighting ensured the picture light Lux levels were precisely set in line with the conservation requirements for the temporary display.

 

Rembrandt #nofilter sees Self-Portrait with Two Circles displayed in relative isolation, alongside a new digital photomosaic of its own likeness. Rembrandt reinvented the genre of self-portraiture and he was incredibly prolific in this regard, making around 80 during his career. This new digital artwork will be comprised of ‘selfies’ taken by visitors to Kenwood, pitting Rembrandt’s timeless self-portrait against the ephemeral images of the ‘selfie age’ and positioning it as an exemplar of how old masters can still communicate in a powerful way with contemporary audiences.

 

Esmé Whittaker, Curator of Collections and Interiors for Kenwood comments: “We wanted to give visitors the opportunity to closely examine Rembrandt’s self-portrait in a new context and specialist art lighting was essential. TM Lighting’s advice about the best way to light the painting was invaluable – helping us to overcome the challenges of a top-lit historic room and the location of a digital artwork”

 

The self-portrait is a highlight of Kenwood‘s Iveagh Bequest. In 1925, Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, bought the house. The collection was bequeathed to the nation along with the house and grounds in 1927 making it open free of charge to the public, including the display of 62 of Lord Iveagh’s Old Master and British paintings.

The collection also includes well-known works by Vermeer, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Turner.

Rembrandt #nofilter will run from 4 October 2019 to 12 January 2020.

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Image  (c) English Heritage, photography by Christopher Ison, 2019