Stephen Knapp’s Light Creations Might Open A New Era For Painting

Stephen Knapp is one of a small group of artists who work with light. At the intersection of paintings, sculpture and architecture, his lightpaintings are intangible, multi-dimensional compositions transforming the light that surrounds us into something physical yet inherently transcendental. Lightpaintings have been called ‘light sculpture’, ‘new media’, ‘kinetic’ and much more as viewers try to describe this new medium.

Stephen Knapps light creations might open a new era for painting

Lightpaintings are created by using a special glass treated with layers of metallic coatings that act as a selective prism to separate focused light into different wavelengths of the spectrum. Knapp cuts, shapes and polishes the glass in his studio to make a palette that he can use to refract and reflect light onto a surface and the surrounding space.

Tailored to their immediate setting, Knapp’s lightpaintings embody an inherently unique and wholly original form of art that integrates sculptural, structural and purely visual elements into compositions that transform their environment and envelop the viewer in iridescent radiance.

Lightpaintings are in fact symphonies of color.

Stephen Knapps light creations might open a new era for painting

Stephen Knapps light creations might open a new era for painting

Stephen Knapps light creations might open a new era for painting

Stephen Knapps light creations might open a new era for painting

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