Entered the Hermès Contemporary Art Collection in 2022
Sensitive organic sensations
Songe Solaire (Solar Dream) is a luminous artwork that immerses the bow window in a slow movement of blurred, fluid, luminous chromatic shimmers. The work modifies our perception as the bow window jutting out onto the street is transformed into a moving sculpture. The coloured light glows in both the interior space and on the outside, creating its own volume independently of any surface or medium and giving rise to a feeling of immateriality.
Projections of light like abstract moving curtains slowly develop along the windows in alternate directions. At this point the two chromatic scales change and evolve almost imperceptibly, gradually transforming into pure colour. The chromatic scales appear in a sfumato of light in pairs: orange/indigo; orange-yellow/violet; scarlet/cyan. These appear as combinations of colours at certain points in time and space, and as pure, intense single colours at other points.
The bow window becomes a central pivot, like a lighthouse. The chromatic waves turn very, very slowly before new ones arrive to embrace it. The light emissions seem to suspend the surrounding public space. The specific ever-changing atmosphere of work creates an environment that can modify our patterns of thought, causing us to reflect upon the place we occupy in our surroundings.
This piece is the outcome of my research into the influence of light on human biological systems, the boundaries of perception and the psychotropic effects of light; these considerations are the source of my artworks involving light and space.
RVD LED Projectors, original recorded programme, white opalescent film
L 3m x W 2m x H 4m
Paseo de Gracia, 81