The lights at the end of the tunnel.
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The series, a total of 8 different lighting objects, question the viewer about the affects of perception. “Optical illusions are not independent deceiving sights, they define our way of seeing. Just as our view on imagery in media and internet depict the world around us”, Meijer explains. Through the design of products, sculptures and installations, Arnout looks into the relationship between reality and illusion. Every piece encapsulates a shape of light that changes depending on your position in space. Faced head on you see a geometrical pattern, but seen from an angle the shape distorts and its depth accelerates. The led points function not only as a source of light, but at the same time as a sculptural medium to depict intangible objects through the optical surface. Read more
Arnout Meijer lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at the Technical University Delft (2006-2008) and the Design Academy Eindhoven (2008-2012) after which he started his own practice. His self initiated and commissioned work covers several disciplines ranging from product design, sculptures, texts and installations. Meijer's work explores the physicality and philosophy of perception. By sculpting with light, he manipulates its spatial and sensory properties while illuminating the aesthetics and immateriality. What we see is a presentation based on experience rather than an actual representation of the world derived from analyses of images. Illusions are therefore not exceptions, but precisely the way we shape the reality as we see it.His work have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Moscow Biënnale, PAD Paris, TodaysArt, Salone del Mobile Milan, Design Miami/Basel, Het Nieuwe Insituut and Villa Noailles.
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