The Power of LIGHT and contrast | Stephany Perez

This gallery consists of contemporary art which uses lighting and contrast to capture the attention of an audience, represent realism and the illusion of three dimension. When lighting is used correctly it can capture the eye and intrigue a person to explore further on an object. We will find different types of art works in this gallery; for example: Images, Sculptures, installations and paintings that will convey that effect.

This project was a site installation for the 18th Biennale of Sydney art festival. I consider this part of my theme because of the use of lighting. The rocks on the sides have different colors and it is used this way to provide warm color to the tunnel when the light reflects from them. The bright color of the lights it is used to attract attention of the viewer and it is the main focus of this installation.
This installation is a replica of classical Chinese paintings. This is made up of many materials like leaves which are attached to a glass. The artist uses light to bring the artwork to life, while the materials attached gives the illusion of shadow. Space is used in this work to give a feeling of three dimension.
This painting was made to represent capacity in man to overcome natural disasters. Different shades of light and contrast of dark colors are used in the clouds to show the lighting effect and sense of drama. Proportion is also used in the painting to give a sense of realism within the painting.
This installation represents the artists struggle of having to move around many times and not having constant figures in her life. The use of shadow and light is used to emphasize the main focus of the installation. The shadow in the middle gives it a sense of three dimension, since it looks like the person is actually sitting down. By the use of projection we can appreciate this illusion.
The artist created this painting to represent space and the limits between the visible and invisible. Lighting is used to represent the main focus of the panting which is the more visible aspect. Also value and contrast are used to give the illusion of shadow and three dimensional space.
This painting was created to give a visual perspective by using X-rays. The use of X-rays gives the painting saturation with its low hue which gives the painting the illusion of light. This painting also uses variety to hold the viewers attention.
This sculpture was created to represent a diverse type of art using different medias with symbolic representation. The artist uses light to give the illusion of being in a dream. She also uses dark colors on the wall to allow the shadows to have proportion and give it the illusion. The colors on the sculpture captures the attention and we know the main focus. However, she also uses variety keep the viewers engaged in her work.
This video is a form of art used in the streets and buildings to convey a message. They use projection and bright colors to attract the attention of the viewer. The use of dark surfaces helps them achieve more impact, since it creates a stronger hue on the image.
This painting is a representation of the crowning of Christ. It has a strong use of light in the torch and dark around the painting to give contrast. This also uses value to create the illusion of light and shadow. We can see this effect in the figures faces.
In this projection we can see an illusion of movement in the light reflected on the wall and by the lamps. The figure uses light values around to make it seems as if the lamp is only pointing at her and not dispersing everywhere.
This installation represents theatre and film mediums in architectural form. The artist uses contrast to give it that complementary color of black and white. The small amount of light coming sipping through the windows captures the attention of the viewer. The material used on the windows gives a sense of movement which makes it seems as if there is wind surrounding the house. This contrast of dark and light, gives it a sense of suspense.
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