Bayer Material Science
CHROMA_LUX is designed by Rosalie, German installation artist who creates fascinating spatial and fig- urative concepts. The artwork is a part of the permanent installation 2009/2010 of the jubilee exhibition at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany.
CHROMA_LUX is at once a painting, graphics, sculpture, and architecture – all made out of light: every- thing undergoes simultaneous and continual metamorphosis in color, rhythm, structure, and time. The artwork is simultaneously multilayered and consists of complex, overpainted structures in nuanced cross -fading. The kinetic light sculpture utilizes many light compositions giving an impression of a work in pro- gress.
As with the previous works, CHROMA_LUX also lends itself to cross-discipline multimedia events such as dance theater projects (involving dance, music, light, and space) or light art concerts. However, what makes the CHROMA_LUX stand out from all other light installations designed by Rosalie is the playful use of perspective and space. What she had explored earlier in the work HELIOS – La nube luminosa, namely, the way the space is characterized by light and shadow, is triumphantly continued in the work CHROMA_LUX. Composed of light (music and painting) the final effect is also created by perspective (sculpture and space).
The charm of the dynamic spatial parameters and the changing perspectives serve as luminous songs of the Sirens, ineluctably enticing the viewer into the pleasurable illusionary abyss. The light sculpture CHROMA_LUX is a complex Siren song composed of light, color and space – an invention in every sense of the word.