In LIGHT LAB, light becomes an object, itself.
The artist is photographed in a series of what read almost as anti-portraits;
This dropped-out silhouette is, in many ways, an analog for the mystery of the creative process. A mystery that is swathed in the luminous.
Paulius Nosokas values ingenuity, using the careful management of material variables to create the widest variety of forms.
Nosokas pursued his fine-art practice in Brooklyn from 2004 to 2009, in Berlin between 2009 and 2012, and is currently based in New York City. He is a graphic designer by trade.
Long fascinated with light, Nosokas went out (in mid Winter) and bought a number of hand held fixtures in a variety of wattages and configurations: Fluorescent, incandescent, large, small, flashlights—even lasers. His motivating concept was largely about “play,” to discover what might unexpectedly be revealed as his solitary performance with these fixtures was frozen in stop-motion image.
What he found, as you can see, is that light isn’t only a source of illumination, but a wonderful creator of form.
Nosokas has expanded his practice recently to include the use of LED strip light — suspended them from the ceiling with duct tape; swirling them around his body until they form cocoons, or waves, or purely abstract, tornado-like phenomena.