Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood

Reblogged from Colossal

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood 

by Christopher Jobson on May 21, 2014

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Drawing inspiration from early theatrical training, and influenced by methods of staged photography and set design, artist Barry Underwood (previously) transforms ordinary landscapes into something out of science fiction. The artist utilizes LED lights, luminescent material, and other photographic effects to create fleeting abstract landscapes that are influenced by both accidental and incidental light. He shares via his artist statement:

My artwork examines community and land-use in rural, suburban and urban sites. I created this series of installations by researching local agricultural, industrial, and recreational land-use. Curiosity about ecological and social history of specific places drives my work. By revealing the beauty and potential of an ordinary landscape an everyday scene is transformed into a memorable, visual experience. Each photograph image is a dialogue – the result of my direct encounter with nature and history. Inspired by land art, landscape photography and painting, as well as cinema, my images are both surreal and familiar.

Underwood will open an exhibition of both old and new work at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery in New York titledScenes, on May 29th, 2014. You can see more over on Johansson Projects and read a 2011 interview atJuxtapoz. Images courtesy Sous Les Etoiles Gallery and the artist.

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood light landscapes installation

Sunshowers

Drolldrums

I wanted to get this finished and posted while it’s so apropos to the weather outside. I’m really having a good time working in this new style. Until recently I’d steered away from working digital because it just felt like… cheating? The flexibility is pretty amazing though– especially knowing that I could re-color this whenever I want. Neutral palettes have been fascinating me lately, and I’m pleased with the way the muted, kind of retro color scheme I settled on for this turned out.

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Yang Yongliang

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JADEY MORGAN

Yang Yongliang

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