*what is light? the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible; a source of illumination.
I personally define light into two categories; natural light and artificial light. They are both quite different and produce very different affects.
The light artist that I have selected is James Turrell. The quality of his work that is most special to me is the fact that he uses light and space so well. It is a common occurrence in most of his pieces of work that the set up is a very dark space with a color being emphasized. This color is creating various shapes through the use of pure light making it the primary focus in each of his photographs.
The artist I feel he compares the most to is Dan Flavin. I think the photographs in which they take and their style of photography is very similar. They both use a highly vibrant color and make white lighting within that color the dominant feature. When I look at both of their work together it is hard for me to distinguish between the two of them. The only thing they do not have in common that I noticed was that in some of Dan Flavin's photographs he uses a wide variety of colors and not just one. This is different from James Turrell because he primarily sticks to one color in the majority of his photographs.
The Light Inside