James Clar (b. 1979) is a Filipino-American light and media artist who lives in Tokyo with studio production in Manila, Tokyo and New York. His work analyzes the effects of media and technology on our perception of culture, nationality and identity.
James Clar (b. 1979) is a Filipino-American light and media artist who lives in Tokyo with studio production in Manila, Tokyo and New York. His work analyzes the effects of media and technology on our perception of culture, nationality and identity. He studied film at NYU and received his Masters from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. It was here that he began developing his own light systems to create visual sculptural works that combine light and technology.
Clar was an artist in residence at Eyebeam Atelier in New York, Fabrica in Italy and the FedEx Institute of Technology/Lantana Projects in Memphis and has previously held studio practices in Tokyo and Dubai. His artwork has been included in exhibitions at Cam Francis Museum, Barcelona; Glucksman Museum, Dublin; MACBA, Barcelona; The New Museum of Contemporary Arts, New York; Pera Museum, Istanbul; and SeMA, Seoul. He has been commissioned to develop large scale installations for 21c Museum Hotels, Oklahoma; Dynatrace, Linz; Fraport Headquarters, Frankfurt; and Parasol Unit Foundation for the Arts, London.
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Leo Villareal (b. 1967) uses LED lights to create complex, rhythmic artworks on scales ranging from stand-alone sculptures to public infrastructure projects. Villareal is known for illuminating entire façades and bridges across the world, subtly reflecting their use, environment, and history through speed, pattern, and color.SEE ARTIST
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