Light Studies makes visible a working process that explores the connections between space and light, both physical and eternal. Each work is the result of a process involving meditative breath work and reflective practice. The works are constructed using either a lightly drafted or imagined grid. Within this framework, layers of transparent pigment are built up with intention, but without clear knowledge of how the combinations of colours will emerge. These works are part of an ongoing visual inquiry that commenced in 1998. This current series of paintings includes works that operate at the limits of the artist’s reflective practice and physical threshold.
Bruce Rowe is a Melbourne based artist, architect and educator.