LUX: New Wave Of Contemporary Art

Do you love virtual art, large scale visuals and advanced technology?

LUX: New Wave Of Contemporary Art, presented by SUUM Project and Fact, held at 180 The Strand is an exhibition not to be missed. With digital art as their medium, twelve artists explore the outcome of using light as a primary subject matter, creating dramatic, beautiful and mesmerizing scenes. These ‘expert shapers of light’ blur the boundaries between what is real and what is artificial and the outcome is truly exciting, allowing us a glimpse of what the future of art may look like.

Cao Yuxi is a Chinese artist based in New York and her ‘Shan Shui Paintings’ By AI (as seen below) were incredible. Oritental freehand ink paintings were input into an algorithm which automatically produces innovative and unlimited paintings. The screens were positioned in a room full of mirrors and so as you looked up the swirls of colour grew larger and became even more impressive.

I look forward to hopefully seeing more artwork like this in the years to come as artificial intelligence is used more frequently.

The Renaissance era contains some of the most famous and influential pieces of art, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Michelangelo. Whilst we will never get bored of admiring these truly beautiful and important classical art forms which were created during this period, a modernised re-imagination would also be beneficial, allowing us to appreciate how far technology has grown and Refik Anadol, did just that!

Placing a modern twist on paintings, architecture, sculpture and literature from the 15th and 16th centuries the artist created multidimensional art which was a sight that I had not seen before.

Personally, my favorite display was by an artist named A​​’strict, which involved a huge wave breaking and receding repeatedly, each time crashing in a different pattern. ‘Starry Beach’ seemed to not only be loved by myself but was very popular amongst other consumers, with many enjoying the great instagrammable opportunity. 

I appreciated the large floor space, on which myself and others were lying down and relaxing, looking up and the blue water splashing around us, on the walls and onto the ground. I remained seated for a long time and didn’t want to leave. I felt calm and my surroundings felt magical. The interactive element, I believe, allowed for many to gain an interest in art, perhaps for the first time.

The exhibition is only open until the 6th February 2022, so we suggest grabbing some tickets whilst you still can using the link here.

By Sacha Williams.

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