In its installation Parabolic Lightcloud, Amigo & Amigo uses more than 1,000 lights to make something invisible visible: our human emotions. With different color combinations, patterns and transitions they show us intense emotions such as love and happiness, but also calmness and sadness. A digitally-controlled medium like this light installation can have a powerful influence on our mood and our actions without us realizing it. Parabolic Lightcloud takes its shape from the parabola (a U-shaped line) on the famous mathematical figure, the Fibonacci spiral.
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Directed by Simone Chua, Amigo & Amigo (est. 2012) is a Sydney-based artist studio with a background in sculpture and industrial design. It is passionate about lighting and experimental forms. The studio’s body of work showcases its ability to use light and materials to transform spaces and engage the public. Its projects are predominantly large scale and technically complex; playful in nature and designed to transform environments into memorable experiences and invite audiences to interact with the work. The amigos’ installation work has been featured internationally throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America.
James Turrell (b.1943). Beginning his art career in the 1960s, James Turrell’s work is primarily an exploration of light and space. One part meditative and another confounding, Turrell’s works heighten the viewer’s very sense of seeing and place the viewer in a realm of experience.SEE ARTIST
Maha Malluh (b. 1959) is a Riyadh-based artist. Born in Jeddah. She is greatly influenced by her spiritual connection to the historic region of Najd, with its strong religious and cultural heritage, colorful patterned fabrics, and old Najdi architecture, all elements that greatly influence her art.SEE ARTIST
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
Riyadh Art’s ten programs and two festivals turn the city into a creative canvas, bringing public art to the spaces where people travel, work and play.Explore Now
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