The modern art of creative lighting

  • The modern art of creative lighting
Issue 15, July 2009.

Exhibition by Erwin Redl, Dzyga Art Union, August 25-30

Celebrated Austrian multi-media modern artist Erwin Redl will bring his colourful and ultra-urbane form of neon art to Lviv this summer after proving a big hit when he first appeared at the city’s ground-breaking Dzyga Art Union earlier this year. Austrian-born artist Erwin Redl uses LEDs as his artistic medium of choice. Working in both two and three dimensions, his works redefine interior and exterior spaces and have a futuristic feel that is at once other-worldly while also carrying a scent of Vegas glamour.
Born in 1963, Redl began his studies as a musician, receiving a BA in Composition and Diploma in Electronic Music at the Music Academy in Vienna, Austria. In 1995, he received an MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he now lives. In April he presented his latest installation project “Thoughts on Space” in Lviv, also holding a popular master class. He will now be re-appearing in Lviv this summer as the headline guest at Dzyga’s forthcoming ‘Week of Contemporary Art.’ Redl’s works have received attention both nationally and internationally. With his piece Matrix VI, he lit the face of New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art for its 2002 Biennial Exhibit. Works such as Matrix II, which was shown in New York, Germany, France, Austria, and Korea, and Fade I, which animated the Eglise Sainte-Marie Madeleine in Lille, France, explore volume and allow people to move through lit spaces.

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