Approved: 14.10.2006

Deon Winter

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Approved: 14.10.2006

My work is concerned with the media of light and the way it is perceived visually and mentally. I am drawn to the non-tangible nature of light, and how it can become part of the atmosphere - in other words, how it can become a physical presence. My focus relates to the manipulation and control of light within an environment, in particular the manipulation of light so that it becomes an entity itself.

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Artist Statement

My work is concerned with the media of light and the way it is perceived visually and mentally. I am drawn to the non-tangible nature of light, and how it can become part of the atmosphere - in other words, how it can become a physical presence. My focus relates to the manipulation and control of light within an environment, in particular the manipulation of light so that it becomes an entity itself. I see light as a sculptural medium, one that can be shaped and manipulated. It can be mixed and blended within the air like paint on a palette, becoming the sculptural element itself; taking hold of the atmosphere like paint holds a canvas. My work takes the viewer on an optical journey through the complexities of perception, transporting the viewer from reality to the non-identifiable, thereby becoming a gateway to the imagination. By producing an inescapable moment in time, the work becomes a vehicle through which to explore the exciting phenomena of light. The focus of the work is to explore the mental and physical effects of light within an environment, in particular the effects of space and light combined together within a piece of work. I work in 2D and 3D to create vibrant sensory experiences. I build large-scale work in 3D which enables the viewer to become immersed within the space thus becoming part of the unique environment of light.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2004 - MA ADAPT, Derby University, Derby Solo exhibitions 2004 - Vision of Light, Chichelle College, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire Group exhibitions 2007 - Un/bound, Nottingham society for artist, Nottingham Public commissions 2007 - The trinity, Fermynwoods contemporary Art, FWCA, Brigstock, Northamptonshire