Andrew Pepper

Andrew Pepper

Artist, Lecturer / academic

I have always been fascinated by the way objects and structures (mostly manufactured) affect or manipulate light which falls on them, passes through them or reflects from them.

Early work involved consciously harnessing projected light and manipulating it to produce sculptural installations. Objects, which appeared to be three-dimensional, could be walked around (or through), but did not physically
exist. Many of these early studio and gallery installations resulted in kinetic drawings dimensional translations synthesised from flat information.

It was a natural progression into holography and its ability to record and replay light in its own terms. Although fascinated by the hi-fidelity, three-dimensional, nature of holograms, a phenomenon which originally attracted me to the medium, I wanted to use the process as more than a recorder. Subsequent works included drawn information which occupied a visual space between the observer and the surface of the work.

A series of pieces have explored questions about framing and presentation. The holograms have been taken off the wall and incorporated into site-specific installations, which use gallery floors and walls as the framing device.

Online work has included Internet projects, which use tiny points of light to explore global collaboration, networks and data gathering. One piece, launched in 2006, ran for five years and allows ten thousand groups and individuals to take part in a basic form of collaboration. Their actions are recorded and the resulting visual material will be used to produce a holographic installation.

Current work examines the location of marks in space (some invisible) and the use of digital holography as a viable 'drawing' process.
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Location Nottingham, East Midlands
Activities Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Training delivery, Publishing
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
Tags Light, Holography, Perception, Holograms, Spatial Drawing, Lasers, Marks in space, Mark-making, Pseudo scopic, Light Projection