James Clar’s Light Sculptures

James Clar’s Light Sculptures

New York based artist James Clar explores in his light sculptures various possibilities of visual representations and the consequences of technology’s unyielding presence.

Among the artist’s wide range of pieces, it’s possible to focus on his light installations as stand-alone pieces or, better yet, as a solid body of work. Experimenting with an assortment of materials such as acrylic, metal and fiberglass and, obviously, fluorescent lights, Clar skillfully showcases numerous subject matters: from symbolic reductions or augmentation of an event, form experimentations, pattern replications, to sophisticated criticisms of the pitfalls of daily technology and information.

The extension of a pixel beyond the screen limits to become a complex three dimensional work is one of the many insights from the artist, an exploration of his extensive library is well recommended for media critique and installation art enthusiasts.

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