About the Artist
Tim Rawlinson’s fascination with the way light passes through glass informs his work. He exploits transparency, as its essential and primary quality, manipulating and distorting both colour and form in order to challenge his viewer’s perceptions.
Light excites glass. It transfers an energy which is absorbed by the material and projected out onto its surroundings. This transforms their environment, to create an architecture of light.
Light occupies the space, and I challenge the viewer to have an awareness and observation of that experience. The direct engagement with the work can make you contemplate the nature of light itself.
One of humanity’s tendencies is to attempt to give order and form where there is none. For instance how randomly arranged stars are organised into constellations, or how we perceive shapes in the constantly shifting cloud formations. This desire to give form to chaos is an expression of our imagination. Tim’s work invites the viewer to look beyond what is apparent and to search for the unknown.