AISTHESIS: Sculptural Lighting Over Perception

The Stunning exclusive collection from two California artists: Robert Irwin and James Turrell who have created genius lighting installations which currently exhibited in "AISTHESIS: All'origine delle sensazioni"  at Villa Panza Varese, Lombardy, Italy. 

AISTHESIS included the space design and light sculpting Installation which is  "An exhibition to be felt, rather than to be viewed". It constitutes techniques of perceptual experience where the borderlines of space and light smoothly blended together.  

Permanent Collection, James Turrell, Robert Irwin.

Permanent Collection, James TurrellRobert Irwin.

Permanent Collection, James Turrell, Robert Irwin.

Permanent Collection, James TurrellRobert Irwin.

Permanent Collection, James Turrell, Robert Irwin.

Permanent Collection, James TurrellRobert Irwin.

Permanent Collection, James Turrell, Robert Irwin.

Permanent Collection, James TurrellRobert Irwin.

James Turrell  creates the beam of light that projected to the crossing walls, becomes an object which he called "thingness of light" - an 3D object relatively connected to the surrounding space.

Shanta (Blue), 1967. James Turrell; Projected Light.

Shanta (Blue), 1967. James Turrell; Projected Light.

A must-see part of this exhibition is Sight Unseen y James Turrell an exclusive part that brought us to  Ganzfled stage. Like an effect of snow storm that we could not define the edge and even recognise what to be seen.  The sophisticate light in borderless white room creates a disorienting experience which gives as the possibility to "perceive our own perception"

Sight Unseen, Varese 2013. Ganzfled James Turrell. *Official Image from: Aisthesis-Fai Official Site

Sight Unseen, Varese 2013. Ganzfled James Turrell.
*Official Image from: Aisthesis-Fai Official Site

Interview with James Turrell, by Station to Station

Another hi-light project from Robert Irwin is Varese Scrim - the artistic pure space created by natural light and long nylon scrim. Shape the labyrinth in the geometrically rhythmic way. Leads to the new feel of space awareness and surrounding environment.

Varese Scrim 2013. Robert Irwin; nylon scrim.

Varese Scrim 2013. Robert Irwin; nylon scrim.

Besides, there are rooms that blended the external environment to the internal space by technique portal cut with neon light and white painting. Created the beautiful frames of sky, sunlight, and environment of outside park. Perfectly mix up natural and artificial light in the space through time.

Sky Space I Varese, 1976. James Turrell; Overhead Portal Cut.

Sky Space I Varese, 1976. James Turrell; Overhead Portal Cut.

Varese Portal Room, 1973. Robert Irwin; Vertical Portal Cut to Outside Park.

Varese Portal Room, 1973. Robert Irwin; Vertical Portal Cut to Outside Park.

Varese Window Room. Robert Irwin; Vertical Portal Cut to Outside Park.

Varese Window Room. Robert Irwin; Vertical Portal Cut to Outside Park.

Discover more inspirational works from Robert Irwin and James Turrell that also exhibited in AISTHESIS also official sitehere