James Clar, Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! (2015), neon, 125 x 155 cm
Artist James Clar creates sculptural light systems that interpret the ways modern technology has altered our perception of reality and time. His multi-colored works often imitate society’s relationship to the screen, such as in his work Increasing Resolution, which shows the rapid incline of digital resolution on our TVs, computers, and phones, or his 2015 sculpture Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! which expresses the loosening of language structures due to an increasing dependence on communicating through technological devices.
“The majority of our daily experience and information comes from the artificial light sources of our screens and phones, shifting our habitat from the physical space around us to the non-physical space of online digital systems” explains Clar in an artist statement.
Clar received his masters in interactive telecommunication from New York University. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery in NYC later this year. You can see more of the artist’s work on his Instagram and website.
Space Is A Hologram (2014), LED lights, filters, wire, 105 x 120 cm
Nemo (2013), fluorescent lights, filters, 130 x 75 cm
Binary Star, (2016), LEDs, filters, wire, 190 x 190 cm
Increasing Resolution (2012), fluorescent lights, filters, 120 x 190 cm
Thermal Energy (2013), 160 x 120 x 90 cm
Horizontal Force (2015), LEDs, filters, wire, 220 x 120 cm
BOOM (2011), fluorescent lights, acrylic tubes and light filters, 85 x 120 cm