Titia Ex

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  • Sculptor

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  • ISEA2022

    Titia Ex creates a choreography in space, where art, technology and the receptive surroundings meet. Every environment has its own character, function and users. Her visual light & media sculptures immerse with their dynamic, mobile forms and interactive characters. In the course of light and dark, day and night, they reflect related changes of mood and create a poetic echo, adding a new layer of meaning.
    She is the creator of dozens of high-profile, large-scale works of light art in public space, including ‘Dolmen Light’ in the Hondsrugtunnel in Emmen (2015) and ‘Loom Light’, an interactive light monument in Eindhoven (2022). The interactive light sculpture ‘Flower of the Universe’ (2010), for which she did her research and found inspiration in a Botanical Garden travels all over the world, including the Asia Culture Center (ACC) in South Korea (2020).


    Titia Ex (1959, NL) “has been working with light for twenty years. Commissioned either by others or herself. Through the years she has gained experience of every single angle of the medium and has emerged as a light artist in the broadest sense of the word. She has made neon sculptures that can stand alone in a museum or a gallery, but has primarily provided every sort of light art, both inside and outside for public spaces. She has covered huge glass surfaces with natural shapes that not only draw attention to their patron, but at the same time, due to the way the light is used, create individual characters and either leave behind or cast their own shadows. Ex has made colourful light animations that playfully press home their (appropriate) story on casual, unsuspecting visitors. She has placed light sculptures in unlikely spaces thereby inducing amazement, alienation and sometimes even disorientation. She incorporates some light sculptures into their surroundings in such a way that they seem to belong there quite naturally. Ex has also installed light sculptures that through their symbolism give a meaning to otherwise architecturally anonymous environments. She knows exactly how to direct the attention of the viewer or visitor through the effective illuminating or lighting of objects. Her, often discreet, intervention can all at once make perfectly ordinary spaces radiant. Ex’s light sculptures anticipate their surroundings, talk to them, hold a dialogue with them, and are no less afraid of entering into a debate with them.”    _Rob Perrée,  Amsterdam/Brooklyn 2009.



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