kim thome layers color and light at the aram gallery
 
kim thome layers color and light at the aram gallery kim thome layers color and light at the aram gallery
sep 20, 2014

kim thome layers color and light at the aram gallery

kim thome layers color and light at the aram gallery
all images courtesy of the aram gallery

 

 

 
throughout his creative practice, norwegian designer kim thome finds a balance between installation and objects, intermingling a diverse selection of graphic elements and optical play within material and spaces. for the ‘future stars?’ exhibition at the aram gallery, london, thome exhibits ‘layers’ and ‘light array’, embodying his experimentation with the interplay between light and color. 

kim thome: layers and light array at the aram gallery
an interplay between glass and diffusion lighting gels creates a  build-up of graphical elements

 

 

 

the ‘layers’ collection of free standing sun screens adopt filters of various color, arranged in multiples to create a depth of chroma and a build-up of graphical elements. they comprise an interplay between glass and diffusion lighting gels; these colorful filters are traditionally used with artificial lighting to simulate a faux-environment, whereas the screens use the natural rays from the sun to highlight the opacity of the tiered gels. two, laminated 4mm glass sheets accommodate internally-arranged film gels. together the dividers work in union, as the pattern progresses across the distinct parts.

kim thome: layers and light array at the aram gallery
together the dividers work in union, as the pattern progresses across the distinct parts

kim thome: layers and light array at the aram gallery
two, laminated 4mm glass sheets accommodate internally-arranged film gels

kim thome: layers and light array at the aram gallery
film gels use natural light to cast colorful hues

 

 

 

thome has created ‘light array’ as a site specific installation for the aram gallery. the installation adopts the existing grid inherent in the architecture; a plastic window has been combined with florescent tubed strip lighting and color to create a hybrid canvas. using the 9×9 grid provided, a graphic composition has been set within those parameters, resulting in a semi-opaque arrangement of vibrantly hued illumination. 

kim thome: layers and light array at the aram gallery
the installation adopts the existing grid inherent in the architecture at the aram gallery

kim thome: layers and light array at the aram gallery
the materiality of a plastic window combined with strip lighting and color creates a merged canvas

kim thome: layers and light array at the aram gallery
lighting set behind the plastic window

kim thome: layers and light array at the aram gallery
strips of colored light are visible as semi-opaque compositions

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