Let There Be Light : « Fiat Lux »
Galerie La Ligne (Zurich, Switzerland) is pleased to present Paris based artist Bardula’s new artwork at Art Paris 2017 (booth E6), the international art fair annually held at the Grand Palais from March 30th to April 2nd.
Galerie La Ligne, on the occasion of its fifth participation in Art Paris, will be featuring Bardula’s artistic output for the second time (the Belgian artist has been represented by the gallery since 2015).
Bardula will reveal several of her recent works created specifically for the forthcoming art fair, within Galerie La Ligne's new, dedicated space three times larger than last year’s.
All12 artworks feature LED’s technology; the two central pieces, Interférences Bleues: Hommage à Julio Le Parc and Ouroboros will be leading the artist’s new kinetic and optical series which focuses on revisiting simple geometrical shapes such as spheres, circles, and squares, or complex ones such as the torus.
These shapes, animated by subtle modifications and magnified by LED light, generate the illusion of volume and movement, swirling and expanding before the viewer’s eyes. This original kinetic series juxtaposes polychromatic works, black and white and almost monochrome pieces such as Vortex Blanc, Seed, Purple Explosion, Eclipse and Ouroboros White. This duality can be also found in the artist’s light sculptures which, through interactive LED drivers, can switch from white to the entire spectrum of colors as in Carrés Etirés or Sparkle.
“The intangibility of light and the hypnotizing way Bardula negotiates such phenomenon are the focal point of her spellbinding works. The Belgian artist’s orderly installations and meditative mandalas of brightness distill light out of the shadows. In harnessing light, Bardula's work examines the basis of a mathematical, geometric framework, the relationship between color, form, light reflection, and virtual volume presented in 3D.
With a particular interest in perception and spatial experience, Bardula’s illuminated sculptures challenge our prescriptions of knowledge, control, and what it means to be human in an age of technology. The artist’s exquisite radiant topographies mesmerize.
By combining her expertise in shaping metals along with the skills of her alter ego in 3D and infography, Bardula harnesses matter and light to investigate the correlation between 2D, 3D and their projection in time, 4D. Her labor-intensive light installations and light sculptures are obtained by extricating 3D digital geometrical algorithms through LED-technology.
The artist clearly draws inspiration from the cosmos immutable perfection. By analyzing, disassembling and reassembling the laws of physics and mathematics (in particular geometry), the artist gazes into the crystalline order of the universe, the many interacting worlds of Quantum mechanics.
When admiring Bardula’s ‘finite’ mesmerizing tableaus the viewer will actually get a glimpse of the infinite.”
Excerpt from Eva Zanardi’s preface to Bardula’s new monograph.