John Carney 2017-12-01T22:55:55+00:00

When I look at traditional pop artists who worked or are working in the public domain such as Oldenburg, Lichtenstein or Koons, I see work that is larger than life, that can be appreciated by people of all ages and backgrounds. This mass appeal influenced my original foray into the artistic domain. More recently, the work of Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena has inspired me in my use of light as a medium to reach the masses. Through the projection of light and sound, one can alter the perception of an environment in a non-destructive way. Light can paint a surface, texture a surface, animate a surface, or make it disappear completely. Sound can provide substance to the non-corporeal. We feel sound as much as we hear it. When the installation is over, the transformed space reverts to its natural state instantly with no breakdown or “backstage” presence to disturb the memory of the event. The light simply fades away.