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16

Oct
2019

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Artist Spotlight: James Bryant

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Artist Spotlight: James Bryant

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: James Bryant
  • UAL College: Central Saint Martins School of Fine Art
  • Course: MA Photography
  • Graduation Year: 2019

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

In my work I use new technologies, performance, photography, net art and site-specific installations to unpick the entanglement of mechanical image making and personal and social patterns of thought. I consider that we are intrinsically connected with the forms of media we consume and participate in and am interested in how the figurative and realistic image informs the way we think, and how the feedback loop of image production and consumption can be understood.

 

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

The images are created from screen shots taken on my phone. They show the convergence point of 3D imagery as viewed in a location mapping software and form a vanishing point where the digital world appears and disappears.

Although produced through the streams of everyday interactions, of trying to establish a location, the images are strikingly pertinent in depicting seams of the pixelated mesh that hovers overhead. What we seem to be examining are evidence of the joins of the illusion, tangible evidence, the invisible brought to its physical rendition.

“As such, the image is— to use yet another phrase of Walter Benjamin’s— without expression. It doesn’t represent reality. It is a fragment of the real world. It is a thing just like any other—a thing like you and me.” – Hito Steyerl, The Wretched of the Screen, “A Thing Like You and Me”

 

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

  • Nam June Paik
  • Francis Alyss
  • Constant Dullaart
  • Hito Steyerl
  • David Hammons
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres
  • Banu Cennetoğlu
  • Ceal Floyer
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Jean Cocteau

 

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

Creating work is an exercise in experimentation; I’m testing out the physicality of image-making and I’m looking to surprise myself about the way I see the world, to challenge my own pre-conceptions, so if a viewer has a similar encounter with the work then this is the greatest take-away I could hope for.

 

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

I like to use an unrestricted approach and to embrace new media that are embedded in the way I live. In particular net art and live stream imagery have an intangibility and process driven nature that constitute a perpetual and perceptual state of change, they seem to resist the stativity of a traditional photographic image and invite a direct interaction with the audience, although as data their trace will remain in perpetuity.

 

Awards

I have recently shown video work as part of Open Mouth Student Film Festival in London (July 2019) and have had work commissioned at Arthouses, Whitley Bay in August 2019 and

by UAL Arts SU to show work at Central Saint Martins Welcome Fair

 

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07

Oct
2019

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By TM Lighting

Made in Arts London 2019 Collection – Artist Spotlight: Caroline Streatfield

On 07, Oct 2019 | In News | By TM Lighting

TM Lighting has collaborated for the second year with University of the Arts London’s 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.

Artist Spotlight: Caroline Streatfield

UAL College: Wimbledon

Course: MA Painting

Graduation Year: 2019

 

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

Drawing on themes from the former Czechoslovakia and surrounding countries, my work is an exploration of narratives, whether truthfully told or embellished by being handed down through generations. I’m interested in how we remember fragments of time and why certain memories remain clear in our minds, as if they happened yesterday whilst other moments can hardly be recalled.

 

What is the inspiration behind the pieces in the Collection?

I was inspired by stories of Eastern Europe as told by immigrants from the former communist states and I wanted to tell their stories in an honest interpretation.

 

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

I have been influenced by Diego Velázquez, Édouard Manet and contemporary artists such as Chantal Joffe, Jenny Saville, Matthew Krishanu and Michaël Borremans.

 

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

I hope the viewer will gain an insight into the lost stories from Eastern Europe. I want to capture the feeling of the past within the narrative through the application of the paint.

 

Your works are oil paintings. What inspires you particularly about this medium?

Working with oil paint inspires me to take risks by trying different methods of applying the paint. I also like that I’m using a medium that has been used for centuries as this anchors’ me to the past histories of paintings.

 

Awards:

OHOS associate member artist 2019

Recipient of the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust award 2018

Shortlisted for National Open Art prize 2017

 

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16

Sep
2019

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By TM Lighting

TM Lighting illuminate ‘Legacy’ project for London Design Festival 2019

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

TM Lighting worked with London Design Festival 2019 to illuminate ‘Legacy’  on display at V&A Museum, 14th – 22nd September

London’s top cultural leaders collaborate with influential designers to create a ‘legacy’ piece in American red oak for London Design Festival.

In May of 2019 Sir John Sorrell CBE, Chairman of London Design Festival, invited leaders of London’s cultural institutions to collaborate with some of Europe’s most exciting designers to create a ‘legacy’ piece of design – an object of personal or professional relevance that they would like to pass on to a family member or the institution they lead.

The pieces – ten in total – are all crafted using American red oak. Nine of these beautiful and thought-provoking collaborations are on show in the Sculpture Gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and one piece outside the Natural History Museum on Exhibition Road, for the duration of London Design Festival, 14-22 September 2019.

The 10 commissioners and designers are;

‘Duo’ – ALEX BEARD CBE Chief Executive, Royal Opera House, with TERENCE WOODGATE

‘Writer’s Collection’ – AMANDA NEVILL CBE CEO, British Film Institute, with SEBASTIAN COX

‘Serpentine Postbox’ – HANS ULRICH OBRIST Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, with NINA TOLSTRUP and JACK MAMA, STUDIOMAMA

‘Beehave’ – SIR IAN BLATCHFORD Director and Chief Executive, Science Museum Group, with MARLÈNE HUISSOUD

‘Wooden Hinge’ – IWONA BLAZWICK OBE Director, Whitechapel Gallery, with YAEL MER and SHAY ALKALAY, RAW EDGES

‘The Nest’ – SIR JOHN SORRELL CBE Chairman, London Design Festival, with JULIET QUINTERO, DALLAS-PIERCE-QUINTERO

‘Au’ – KWAME KWEI-ARMAH OBE Artistic Director, Young Vic, with TOMOKO AZUMI

‘Valet’ – DR MARIA BALSHAW CBE Director, Tate, with MAX LAMB

‘Musical Shelf’ – TAMARA ROJO CBE Artistic Director, English National Ballet, with MARTINO GAMPER

‘Fugu’ – DR TRISTRAM HUNT Director, V&A, with JASPER MORRISON

Supported by American Hardwood Export Council.

 

Specialist LED art lighting for LDF19, GalleryOneFifty:

TM Lighting used their high CRI LED art lighting product to illuminate the installations for London Design Festival; the GalleryOneFifty (G150) is a high-performance spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens ideally suited for lighting in galleries and museums with tall ceilings and rolling collections.

For more information: www.londondesignfestival.com  #LDF19

Images: Legacy, Various Designers, Photography by Ed Reeve

14

Oct
2019

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Top Tips for Lighting Art

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Art lighting specialists’ TM Lighting share lighting tips to try at home

TM Lighting, the experts at the forefront of a new generation of specialist LEDs initiated a ground-breaking reinvention of the outdated picture light with the launch of their lighting range which dramatically improves light quality and distribution for artworks.

With true commitment to how we view art, founders, Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux provide tips for presenting your artwork to its full potential at home with the new technology that is now available to us.

 

“Choosing artwork is a very personal process that often elicits an emotional response, it is important to spend time thinking about the best way to present and showcase the work once you take it home so that the experience continues beyond the gallery.

 

Until the launch of our new range, high-grade lighting was often inaccessible for private homeowners – the sheer scale of old technologies was not suitable for homes. Our products give anyone with a love of art access to museum-grade lighting which is an exciting development with many possibilities”

 

TM Picture Lights used to light in a contemporary setting at a private residence.

Presentation techniques

Lighting has a direct impact on the atmosphere of a room. You can create drama with the way you illuminate specific pieces. It helps to visualise the space like a theatre stage and to handpick pieces in the space that will become focal points to create life and movement. Three easy techniques achieve very different atmospheres in the room:

Casual solution: Pick out a key picture within the group and light only this and let the light spill onto other works.

Intermediate solution: Use accent lights to project a pool of light onto the group of artworks.

Serious collection solution: Light every piece specifically using individual lights per artwork.

 

“With these solutions, we recommend creating a secondary layer of vertical illumination, this provides the warmth of the reflected colour of the artwork into the room and adds depth to your lighting scheme.”

 

How to light art in different environments

FBC LONDON USING ZEROSIXTY 95+ CRI TRACK LED SPOTLIGHT

 

In a contemporary environment, there may be more flexibility to use a discreet track and spotlight solution. This will give greater flexibility in the lighting scheme particularly if the client has a rolling/curated art collection.

 

In a classical setting consider using picture lights instead of spotlights. Both have their own benefits but the use of picture lights provides a more precise lighting tool in comparison with spotlights, which can create scallops of light above the artwork.

 

The finish of the lights should be considered. If using picture lights, consider using a finish to match other features in the room such as door handles and other light fixtures, such as our Slim Lights or Slim Light Pro in antique bronze. Alternatively, match the finish of the picture light to the frame or wall colour to create a subtle, seamless look. All solutions will work equally well in both settings if the finishes are correctly selected for the environment.

Slim Light Pro lighting painting at John Mitchell Fine Paintings, Masterpiece London

 

Lighting 3D artwork

 

When lighting sculptures and 3D works of art, it is most important to understand the artist’s intent, as the position and the quality of light can have a dramatic effect upon how it is perceived, and its focus within a room.

 

TM suggests using spotlights in specific positions working with light and shadow to accent the form of the sculpture. Poorly positioned lighting on sculpture can completely change the intent of a piece – a face could look sad, or happy just from an incorrectly positioned light.

What to avoid

 

Avoid positioning artwork in natural light that is high in UV radiation during the morning and high in Infrared radiation during the evening.  These wavelengths are outside of the visible light spectrum but are damaging to delicate pigments in artworks. Therefore, hanging in a position where light spills directly from the window onto the canvas can fade artwork.

 

Avoid placing artwork directly between large windows, your eye will struggle to see the artwork during daytime without significant artificial light levels to counter the contrast levels. Artworks with reflective glass, or a high gloss level should not be mounted directly opposite large windows to prevent undesirable reflections.

 

Why LED?

In the past, art was lit with Halogen and other incandescent light sources, emitting Infrared, Ultraviolet and a great deal of heat. A harmful combination that is incredibly damaging to paintings, oils and particularly delicate colour pigments.

 

TM Lighting has built its business around the benefits of using carefully selected LEDs. TM Lighting products create colour rendition that is unrivalled in the marketplace for a product of its type; a colour temperature that considers the immediate environment and the nature of artwork being lit; and colour consistency that matches the visual across an entire work.

 

The principal benefit of using LEDs is that the harmful rays are minimised – no UV, Infrared or forward heat is emitted onto the work.  This is crucial when lighting delicate items such as watercolour paintings or textiles and fabrics over a sustained period.

 

In addition, LED products have the added benefit of dramatically reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The benefits of LEDs supersede those of any other light source, an extremely exciting technology that TM is at the forefront of, with great potential for further development.

 

09

Aug
2019

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By TM Lighting

Made in Arts London 2019 Collection launch at TM Lighting Gallery, 11th September

On 09, Aug 2019 | In News | By TM Lighting

TM Lighting is delighted to announce the second year of their collaboration with University of the Arts London’s Made in Arts London to present the ‘MiAL 2019 Collection’, showcasing art and design from UAL students at TM Lighting Gallery from 12th September to 29th November 2019.

 

BROWSE & BUY FROM THE 2019 COLLECTION

 

The collaboration is part of TM Lighting’s ongoing programme of exhibitions supporting artists, and artwork selected for the exhibition shown at TM Lighting’s Gallery space at their studios located near to London’s Kings Cross.

 

32 artists have been selected from over 100 submissions by a panel of industry experts for MiAL’s 2019 Collection.  Artworks shown in the exhibition will be professionally lit with TM Lighting’s superior LED gallery lighting, using their GalleryOneFifty spot lights, as seen at leading galleries and art fairs such as Masterpiece London and Frieze Masters.

 

With an exciting exhibition displaying art and design from over 30 new Artists, we will also be running events and Professional Development sessions throughout the exhibition for UAL’s Made in Arts London artists, from striking the balance between paid work (creative or otherwise) and time spent in the studio (bedroom or rented), juggling the difficulties and delights of freelance work, while also building a creative network.

For more information please get in touch with info@madeinartslondon.com or visit www.madeinartslondon.com

 

TM Lighting Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space that supports emerging artists. As part of an ongoing programme, TM Lighting is pleased to support UAL artists through hosting Made in Arts London’s annual exhibition and providing complimentary exhibition space. Artworks shown in the exhibition are for sale with proceeds going direct to Made in Arts London and the artists.

Exhibitions in the TM Lighting Gallery are lit by TM Lighting specialist LED art lighting, the G150.

Exhibition open weekdays by prior appointment until 29th November, 10am – 5pm. For further information and to arrange a viewing please contact: info@tmlighting.com

14

Jun
2019

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Lighting the way for Modern and Contemporary Sculpture at Masterpiece London 2019

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TM lighting illuminates The Masterpiece London Sculpture Series 2019

TM Lighting has partnered once again with Masterpiece London, the capital’s leading cross-collecting fair (27th June – 3rd July 2019), as art lighting specialists including lighting a series of major sculptures and installations using TM Lighting’s exceptional LED products.

The partnership follows a series of high-profile projects from TM Lighting including Historic Royal Palaces Hillsborough Castle, The Rothschild Foundation, The Wellington Collection at English Heritage Apsley House, Sotheby’s Old Masters Sale at Victoria Beckham’s Dover Street boutique, Mayfair, and Damien Hirst’s 24ft crystal encrusted ‘Pegasus’ at Brasserie of Light, Selfridges, London.

 

The Masterpiece London Sculpture Series

Monumental works of art located in walkways throughout the fair this year will be specially lit by TM Lighting. Curated by Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art, The Masterpiece London Sculpture Series 2019 will showcase dynamic modern and contemporary works by celebrated artists. The sculptures presented are made from different and sometimes unusual materials, encouraging visitors to challenge their perceptions about sculpture.

Selected works included Gary Hume’s ‘American Tan VII’ from the New Art Centre, along with Pangolin London artist Susie MacMurray’s handmade chainmail work entitled ‘Medusa’.

Below is an outline of the exhibits, spaces and installations to be lit by TM Lighting at Masterpiece London, 2019:

Gary Hume, ‘American Tan VII’ (2006-7) in bronze.           Tony Cragg, ‘Bust’ (2014)

 

  • A large-scale stainless-steel work by Zheng Lu, ‘Water in Dripping – Chao’ (2016), presented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery
  • Five sculptures by Pietro Consagra presented by Robilant+Voena Gallery including a red Sant Agata marble piece, ‘Pietra Matta di San Vito No. 13’ (1972); a Verde Assoluto marble piece ‘Absolute Green (Verde Assoluto) (1991)’; a bronze work, ‘Racconto del Demonio No. 5’ (1962); and two painted iron pieces ‘Ferro Trasparente Carminio’ and ‘Ferro Trasparente Bianco V (1966)’.
  • A copper chainmail work ‘Medusa’ (2014-15) by Susie MacMurray, presented by Pangolin London
  • New Art Centre’s presentation of renowned British artist Gary Hume, ‘American Tan VII’ (2006-7) in bronze.
  • A work by celebrated British artist, Tony Cragg, ‘Bust’ (2014) in stainless steel, exhibited by Jerome Zodo Gallery

 

TM Lighting will also light the following spaces and works within exhibitor stands:

John Mitchell Fine Paintings at Masterpiece London 2019
  • The Masterpiece Private Dining Room designed by Natalia Miyar featuring exquisite hand painted wallpaper by Fromental.
  • The Savills Lounge at Masterpiece designed by 1508 Interior Design, featuring artworks lit by TM Lighting’s superior LED Slim Light Pro picture lights, finished in antique bronze.
  • TM Lighting will again light Offer Waterman’s stand D1, this year featuring work by Frank Bowling RA, David Hockney, Ben Nicholson, and Tony Bevan.
  • TM Lighting will provide specialist art lighting for Philip Mould & Company, stand A3, leading specialist dealer in British art and Old Masters.
  • Trinity House, stand B22, presenting an important work by British artist Peter Lanyon, Climb Out, 1964
  • TM Lighting will illuminate timepieces showcased at Carter Marsh & Co, stand D22, antique clock dealers.
  • John Mitchell Fine Paintings presenting work by Arthur Mellville, Julius Ceasar Ibbetson, Alfred Stevens, stand B41.

Leading Specialists in Lighting Art

TM Lighting work closely with some of the world’s most prestigious clients to light and preserve their art collections, through vastly superior lighting, combining their products with technical expertise and a highly specialist advisory service. TM Lighting design and manufacture award-winning luminaires which incorporate advanced LED technology and a unique balance of colour rendition, temperature and consistency. Superior picture and accent lights ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly lit, and the pigments conserved

Offer Waterman stand at Masterpiece 2018, lit by TM Lighting

 

For Masterpiece London 2019, TM Lighting will utilise their high CRI LED art lighting product developed specifically for Masterpiece; the GalleryOneFifty (G150), a high-performance spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens ideally suited for lighting in galleries and museums with tall ceilings and rolling collections. Additionally, TM Lighting will use their ZeroSixty Accent Lights, ideal for smaller galleries and residential settings, and their superior Slim Light Pro Picture Lights will feature in the Savills Lounge at Masterpiece.

For more information about TM Lighting visit www.tmlighting.com

 

Masterpiece London – 27 June – 3 July 2019 (Preview: 26 June) Masterpiece London takes place at South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4LW. For more information visit www.masterpiecefair.com

Image credits:
Top: TM Lighting, Masterpiece London Sculpture Series 2019. Middle, Zheng Lu, Water in Dripping – Chao, 2016. Stainless Steel. 190.5 x 198.1 x 223.5cm. Courtesy: Sundaram Tagore Gallery. Bottom, John Mitchell Fine Paintings stand. Photos: Andrew Beasley
Middle left: Gary Hume, American Tan VII, 2006-07, Patinated bronze with gloss paint, 7ft 8 ½ x 3ft 4 ½ x 2ft ¾ ins 235 x 103 x 63 cm, Ed of 2 + 1 AP. Image copyright: The Artist. Image Courtesy: New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park, Wiltshire, UK. Right, Tony Cragg, Bust, 2014. Stainless steel. 175 x 78 x 65cm. Courtesy: Jerome Zodo Gallery

30

Jun
2019

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Dísir an exhibition in collaboration with Kristian Day Gallery and Jeanette Gunnarson

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Dísir – an exhibition in collaboration with Kristian Day Gallery
and Jeanette Gunnarson, 11th July  – 30th August 2019

at TM Lighting Gallery

TM Lighting is delighted to announce Dísir, an exhibition in collaboration with curators Kristian Day and Jeanette Gunnarson featuring work by contemporary artists Aisha Christison, Anousha Payne and Lucy Evetts.

Dísir explores the correlation of digital and spiritual ‘other worlds’, new and old realities be they algorithmic or folkloric. Free association and creativity are pitted against and merged with automated reasoning. How much expression is left to chance? Fittingly the Dísir of our title were the female deities of Norse mythology known to control fate, be it benevolent or hostile.

Aisha Christison’s paintings are saccharine dreamlike scenes that pay homage to formative years spent between the virtual and physical world. Operating outside of conventional dimensional planes, Christison employs imagery using interwoven fragments of her personal history through a visual language made possible by digital technology yet also shows its origins in European post-expressionism. With a strong sense of nostalgia, her paintings offer the viewer an intimate view to her interior world.

Anousha Payne’s work explores the human pursuit of spirituality in object form, as a form of cultural expression that is distinct from religious symbolism. Through the process of psychic automatism and free-association, she is interested in the possibility of imbuing spirituality into an object, and in the material qualities of religious or spiritual objects. Payne is currently researching the anthropological notion of new animism and is exploring how this can express spirituality through instinctive drawings and watercolour paintings, these are then translated into sculptures. This process seeks to build an aesthetic dialogue and personal visual language as a meditative interaction. A recurring theme is highlighting the incongruity between ancient materiality and modern technology.

Lucy Evetts makes paintings and installations using a variety of different approaches that include paint, silk screen and print. Using text and imagery Evetts creates fragmented voices and visual languages that continuously collide juggling private and public experiences. Predominantly sourcing her imagery from social media, led by her own online algorithm, and attempts to question ideas of intimacy and modes of sharing to create paradoxical narratives.

TM Lighting, leading art lighting specialists, will collaborate with Kristian Day and Jeanette Gunnarson to illuminate the works of art in Dísir using their high colour rendition LED gallery spotlights to bring the works of art to life within TM Lighting Gallery.

A Private View will take place on 10th July, 6.30 pm – 8.30pm.

 

ENDS

Image: Lucy Evetts, Lucy Evetts, Sweet Thing, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

Dísir

A collaboration between Kristian Day and TM Lighting.

Private View – 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday July 10th, 2019

July 11th – August 30th, 2019.

Exhibition open hours: weekdays 10am – 5pm, by prior appointment.

E: kris@kristianday.co.uk

Artist Biographies

Aisha Christison is a British artist working in Brussels. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2012 and completed the Florence Trust residency program in 2016.

Anousha Payne (b. 1991 in Southampton) lives and works in London and graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2014.

Lucy Evetts (b. 1989) graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2018. She lives and works in London.

Kristian Day Gallery is a nomadic curatorial platform collaborating with private galleries, institutions and individuals, developing and arranging a programme of exhibitions and events throughout the UK. Established in 2015, Kristian Day Gallery rapidly developed a reputation for fostering early career artist development and of re-contextualising established artists practice.

Alongside the exhibition and events programme Kristian Day Gallery is also behind the popular Paper Cuts events, a commercial platform for contemporary artists to sell works on paper. Additionally, currently in development, is a satellite company dedicated to contemporary artist editions and an experimental project space. Kristian Day is also curating the 2020 programme for The Broadway, a new public gallery based in Hertfordshire.

Jeanette Gunnarsson is a freelance curator and artist based in London.

She has previously curated exhibitions at Salon, Brixton and Subsidiary Projects. Jeanette has assisted Kristian with his programme since 2016 and co-curated the exhibitions Arc, Herrick Gallery, London 2018 and Terraforms, Concept Space, London 2018.

Private View: 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

 

28

Mar
2019

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TM Lighting provide Specialist LEDs for ‘Raytrace’ at Milan Design Week, 2019, by Benjamin Hubert

On 28, Mar 2019 | In News | By TM Lighting

Shining a light on design innovation; TM Lighting joins Benjamin Hubert of LAYER, and Cosentino, to present ‘Raytrace’ at Milan Design Week, 2019

April 9th – 14th 2019

TM Lighting, British designer and maker of specialist LED art lighting, has joined British designer Benjamin Hubert of LAYER in collaboration with Cosentino, worldwide leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, to present Raytrace at Milan Design Week 2019. The collaboration showcases an immersive, architectural installation introducing Dekton®, the ultra-compact, large format surface by Cosentino – exploring the product’s design, innovation, strength, durability and beauty.

The large-scale, architectural installation Raytrace is a 25-metre long and 6-metre high triangular passage composed of Dekton® ultracompact surfaces, seemingly balanced on a single edge within a dark, atmospheric space. Upon entering the passageway, a mesmerising caustic pattern slowly dances across the surface, emulating the refraction of light through water – evoking the serene feeling of being underwater. As visitors walk through the passage, they become a part of the installation, as their shadows are cast against the structure’s surface. Two mirrors at either end of the vault reflect the installation, creating the illusion of an infinite space and offering glimpses of the caustic patterns playing out on the interior.

The lighting for Raytrace is an integral part of Hubert’s installation at Milan Design Week. TM Lighting has specified their superior, high colour rendition LED ZeroSixty accent lights with a custom length snoot to provide enhanced glare control, mounted above the installation on Arttrack to focus the light directly into the organic forms composed of Dekton® ultracompact surfaces, creating caustic light effects and an immersive and mesmerising experience for visitors.

Hubert’s design references the highly technological qualities of Dekton® as an indoor/outdoor architectural product and the natural minerals used to produce the material. Taking inspiration from the Dekton® creation process, Hubert creates a dramatic, interactive experience showcasing the harmony between nature, light and architecture.

Benjamin Hubert comments “We chose the ZeroSixty light’s by TM Lighting for our immersive Raytrace installation for their technical attributes. We were looking for a sustainable, high-powered single LED light source to create the unique caustic lighting experience – the centerpiece of the installation, and they were the perfect choice.”

Harry Triggs of TM Lighting comments, “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Benjamin Hubert to present Raytrace at Milan Design Week. It’s exciting to bring together TM’s specialist LED art lighting with Cosentino’s innovative material to create an experience that explores the boundless possibilities of light and design.”

TM Lightings partnership with Benjamin Hubert follows their previous collaboration for LAYER’s show-stopping FOIL installation at London Design Festival, one of the most visited installations showcased at London’s V&A Museum.

 

ENDS

Image: Raytrace installation at Milan Design Week, (detail) Caustic Spheres – Raytrace by Benjamin Hubert of Layer for Cosentino. Photography by David Zanardi.

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Image Credit: Caustic Spheres – Raytrace by Benjamin Hubert of LAYER, photography by David Zanardi