White Light, 2013
For Friedman Benda Gallery, New York
WHITE LIGHT illuminates an empty room where everything and nothing changes. From afar the room looks as if a window has been opened to let in the sunshine. On closer inspection we see a ceiling that is in fact a brilliant, illuminated mosaic of precisely calibrated and positioned colours.
Paul Cocksedge adds: ‘It’s always been a source of sheer wonder to me that sunlight, which we perceive as white, in fact consists of every single colour that exists. There is something simple and perfect about that, but it also leads to complex and significant questions about appearance, about perception, and about reality. And this was my inspiration for WHITE LIGHT.’