TM Lighting announce the second year of their collaboration with Masterpiece London as official ‘Art Lighting Partner’ at the capital’s leading cross-collecting fair showcasing works of fine art, design, furniture and jewellery – from antiquity to the present day.
TM Lighting has partnered for the second year as art lighting specialists across specific aspects of the fair which opens to the public from 28th June to 4th July, including lighting a series of major art installations using TM Lighting’s exceptional LED products. The partnership follows a series of high profile projects from TM Lighting, including The Rothschild Foundation, Historic Royal Palaces, English Heritage, and supporting Damien Hirst’s recent Venice exhibition, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.
Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of Masterpiece London said: “We are pleased to welcome so many world-renowned exhibitors this year and we look forward to another outstanding edition of Masterpiece London, where galleries will represent the very best in their fields across categories. We are proud to work with TM Lighting as our Art Lighting Partner who will be lighting sculpture within the Fair, our Patron & VIP Lounge, and this year’s Masterpiece Presents installation by Marina Abramović which merges performance, light and sculpture.”
TM Lighting at Masterpiece London
Below is an outline of the exhibits, spaces and installations to be lit by TM Lighting at Masterpiece London, 2018.
MASTERPIECE PRESENTS, the fair’s large-scale dedicated exhibition space that provides a platform for innovative, immersive works of art, will be supported again by TM Lighting. This year the large-scale space will showcase of a new body of work by Marina Abramović, Five Stages of Maya Dance, specially lit by TM Lighting to create atmosphere and drama. Presented by Factum Arte, in collaboration with Lisson Gallery, this set of five alabaster portraits of Abramović merge performance, light and sculpture. They have a hauntingly physical presence but, as viewers move around the pieces, they decompose into intricately carved ‘landscapes’ of alabaster.
Located in walkways throughout the fair, prominent pieces supported by TM Lighting include:
- A rare black marble Henry Moore sculpture, Reclining Figure: Curved dating from 1977, which is one of the artist’s seminal and unique carvings, brought by Landau Fine Art.
- Blain|Southern will bring Chiharu Shiota’s State of Being, 2016, made up of red thread, and 5000 keys.
- Hauser & Wirth will present a sculpture by LA-based artist, Larry Bell, VFC 2, 2017, a unique work formed from True Sea Salt and Cerise laminated glass.
- Bowman Sculpture will present a monumental Twice by Richard Hudson, in polished mirrored steel.
- R & Company will bring a large sculptural light installation by Jeff Zimmermann, Illuminated Vine Sculptures.
- Modern British art specialists, Piano Nobile Gallery will showcase an Anthony Caro sculpture, Toward Centre,
- TM Lighting will provide specialist art lighting for antique clock dealers, Carter Marsh & Co.
TM Lighting will also light and support the following works of art and spaces:
- The newly designed Masterpiece Patron and VIP lounge, by Chelsea Barracks will feature original illustrations of Chelsea Barracks, to be lit with TM Lightings superior LED Slim Light Pro Picture Lights.
- The new Private Dining Room designed by artist and designer, Luke Edward-Hall will evoke the spirit of an English country house, inspired by designers Oliver Messel and Cecil Beaton
- The Lecture Theatre designed this year by Kitesgrove Interiors evoking the style of a courtyard of a stately historic residence, decorated with trompe l’oeil ornamental features, and a grand tapestry measuring over will be beautifully lit by TM Lighting.
- Striking sculptural foliage displays across the fair by Amanda Austin Flowers, will be specially lit by TM Lighting
In addition to lighting showcase works of art, TM Lighting will share expert insights in a panel talk at the fairs Lecture Theatre, 6pm on Thursday 28th June:
‘The Art of Display’ with House & Garden
Hatta Byng, Editor of House & Garden magazine, in conversation with a panel of experts from the world of art and interiors including Harry Triggs, Founding Director, TM Lighting, Peter Mikic, Interior Designer, and Amelie von Wedel, Wedel Art Advisory, discussing considerations, styles and insights for collecting and displaying art in an interior.
(Free with a fair ticket. Booking is recommended via the Fair’s website).
TM Lighting – 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 and lights 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 illuminated and the pigments conserved.
Clients range from stately homes such as Goodwood House and Hampton Court Palace to high-profile global galleries and auction houses such as The National Gallery, Christie’s and de Pury, high-end retail spaces such as Harrods and Selfridges and a roster of private clients, collectors and residences all over the world.
TM Lighting Products
For Masterpiece London 2018, TM Lighting preview a new high-performance LED lighting product developed specifically for Masterpiece; the Gallery150, a high-performance spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens, which is 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 Patrons & VIP Lounge.
Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux
TM Lighting is led by recognised experts and Co-founders Andrew Molyneux and Harry Triggs. It is from their combined backgrounds of over 30 years in lighting and product design, along with a shared passion for art which has seen the business grow from inception in 2012 to become the UK͛s leading art lighting specialist in 2018.
‘We are honoured to be once again supporting Masterpiece London as the fair’s official art lighting partner. We have been involved in the event in previous years with several of our clients, and this year we are particularly excited to be working closely with the prestigious galleries involved to illuminate such prominent works of art such as work by Henry Moore, and Marina Abramović, using our range of gallery accent lights and picture lights, for the enjoyment of visitors Masterpiece in 2018’. Andrew Molyneux, Co-founder TM Lighting
NOTES TO EDITORS
- Photo, exterior Masterpiece London, 2017 by Andy Barnham
- Photo 2: Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1977, courtesy Landau Fine Art
- Masterpiece London runs from 28 June – 4 July 2018 (Preview 27 June) at South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4LW
- TM Lighting Panel talk: ‘The Art of Display’ – 6pm, Thursday 28thJune at the Lecture Theatre. Chaired by Hatta Byng, Editor of House & Garden magazine, in conversation with experts from the world of art and interiors; Harry Triggs, Director TM Lighting, Peter Mikic, Interior Designer, Amelie von Wedel, Wedel Art Advisory. Free with Masterpiece. Ticket Seating is on a first come first served basis. To book visit masterpiecefair.com/talks Group bookings, email email@example.com
- More about TM Lighting’s G150
The G150 is agallery spotlight with narrow 9 degree optics and magnetic quick change lenses. The 9˚ narrow beam width is particularly important as it is difficult to achieve with LEDs. Galleries with tall ceilings need narrow beam spotlights as the diameter of the beam gets larger and more diffuse the further away you get from the light source; narrow beam lights are better for lighting sculpture. The snap on lens is perfect for ‘selling’ and ‘public’ galleries with rolling art collections as it makes the focusing element much faster and allows us to change the beam width to wider beams, or add other accessories key to the focusing of the artwork.