James Turrell & Hon Chi Fun
We managed to visit the exhibitions at Asia Society today and I was quite impressed by the team. The feeling was quite surreal when we finished one and followed by the other.
We first Yukaloo (2011) by James Turrell, it was enclosed area and one LCD panel that showing the transformation of light. According to the introduction, Yukaloo is an aperture within which LEDs are engineered to change colors gradually over the course of several hours. Colored light emitted from the work fills the space, creating an immersive atmosphere similar to the awe-inspiring fashion in which the sky changes from late afternoon to night. Best known for his installations of colored light that appear boundless and infinite, Turrell draws us closer to the presence of light and how it transforms our perception of space. (source)
I felt that how we perceive the color of the light was based on our senses and it was certainly personal. And it all came fro the source. The LCD panel.
Then we went to Hon Chi Fun: The Story of Light; the local self taught artist. The exhibition showed his more than 30 year career on photography, painting and printmaking. All his works in the exhibition were focusing on the work of light which contrast to James Turrell. The first thought in my mind was Traditional vs Technology.
They are the same yet different, just like the color in fact is all the same, and from the LIGHT.