“a beautiful anthology of Barker-Mill’s enticing sculpture, charting the skill and sensitivity with which he creates distorting forms and environments using light”
“The future of art is light” – Henri Matisse.
The work of Adam Barker-Mill examines the physical and experimental properties of light, an interest born from his fascination with the caves located in his hometown of Somerset. Barker-Mill’s sculptures revisit his concerns for light, which he initially began working on in the sixties. His works have a deceptively simplistic appearance, allowing the viewer to maintain an idealistic visual, acutely unaware of the carefully structured designs, which generate, manipulate and modulate light.
Barker-Mill’s sculptures are highly engaging, the various effects constantly change the experience. The viewers positioning, natural light conditions, and in specific works, the option to interact with them alter the intensity and colour.
Often the effects of Adam Barker-Mill’s works are subtle and surprising, perceptual distortion is a common platform of discussion.