The lighting artist is going to direct the world's largest city lighting project.
What do you think of light emitting diodes, or what we call LED lights?
Is it a LED billboard with flowers everywhere on the street? LED display? Is it the neon light that is the same as the Hongkong logo?
It may be hard for you to imagine that the most common and familiar thing in life will one day be a wonderful work of art that we can marvel at.
Leo Villarroel, the new media artist who plays the light into the universe, creates a complex and rhythmic work for galleries or public places with LED lights, bringing a fantastic and wonderful visual experience to the world.
Villarroel graduated from the Yale University, but has been fascinated by the study of the impact of technology on art creation, and after graduating from Yale University, he went into the New York University to study the interactive telecommunications project。
Leo Villarroel's early works
In 1997, Vera rill began to add lighting elements to the sculpture; after 2000, LED and computer programming were introduced into the creation, using the light matrix to create infinite changes and unique rhythmic rhythms, with their openness and sense of spirit, to stimulate the audience's visual and mental perception。
Radiant wheel, 2015
The magic power of Vera's lighting design lies in the dynamic effect of the works. Thousands of tiny LED lights are like the stars in the night sky, and the full color LED imaging is formed through LED control. The extremely beautiful light effect is as gorgeous as the aurora of ororah.
Behind these charming works is the precise way of making. Villarreal combines LED with code in the device, changing the frequency, intensity and pattern of the light to form different combinations.
As the volume of creation increases, Vera Real will also work with a number of computer programmers to create the most unique visual effects using thousands of lights.
Villarroel has made numerous temporary and permanent lighting works, including the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge and Cornell University.
San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
The San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge is called the Gulf Bridge for short, a bridge connecting San Francisco, yerna Babu ENA, and Oakland, with about 270 thousand cars passing through the double deck of the bridge every day.
In this large-scale art lighting work, Villarroel installed 25 thousand LED energy saving lamps on 300 vertical cables, creating the world's largest art lamp, which is 2.88 kilometers long and the highest place is 152 meters from the bridge surface.
Villarroel is in front of the Bay Bridge
From dusk to 2:00 a。m。 every night, the bay bridge is illuminated and changeable patterns alternate with mountains, waves and stars。 Lighting has also brought a new scene to the seaside around San Francisco, and has also become a new scenic spot for tourists to stop。
Leo Villarroel also created "Cosmos" for large-scale installations in Cornell University, one of the Ivy League schools。
This is a grand, profound "zenith", composed of twelve thousand LED energy saving lights, and salutes Karl Sagan, the late professor of astronomy at the Cornell University。
His latest work will be the largest public art project in the world.
极品斗地主From 2019, Villarroel will use his LED in four years to "light" the 15 bridges of the Thames River, bringing new life and charm to the art of this charming old river.
"Current" effect diagram
The landscape project, to be implemented in London's Thames River, is called "Current"。 It came out from the 105 global competition in 2016。 It cleverly uses the interaction between river and light。 It extracts inspiration elements from the architectural structure of the Thames River's 15 bridges, historical changes and the living environment of the surrounding society。 It creates a unique landscape with a variety of changes。
"Current" effect diagram
In an interview recently, Villarroel said, for the Thames River project in London, his team first had to scan all the bridges into a computer to make panoramic images, and then use the VR technology to design the lights.
Every time a lamp is installed on the bridge, corresponding lights appear in the virtual map. This ensures the final effect of the work. At the same time, in terms of color, for a more modern bridge with architectural features, Villarroel will have a monochromatic process; and for the bridges across the busy city, the artist will use a more saturated color.
Leo Villarroel is expected to use LED to give this charming old river an unprecedented new look.