October 26, 2022 - January 27, 2023
The IlluminoCity Light Festival returns to light up the City of London this winter, with a series of spectacular installations!
Taking place from 26 October 2022 to 27 January 2023, and hosted across Citypoint and Principal Place, Brookfield Properties has commissioned new large-scale works by HYBYCOZO – marking the London premier of their reflective, dimension shifting work. HYBYCOZO is the collaborative studio of Canadian Serge Beaulieu and Ukrainian Yelena Filipchuk. Their work consists of larger-than-life geometric sculptures, with patterns and textures that draw on inspirations from mathematics, science, and natural phenomena.
At Citypoint, HYBYCOZO presents five artworks from their Polyedras Series bringing many points together in a convex of form and shapes made from powder-coated steel with a satin finish each measuring 2m in height.
Celebrating the inherent beauty of geometric form and pattern, they compose their works in ways that harmonize the experience of sculpture, light, and shadow. HYBYCOZO is short for The Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone and represents the artists ongoing journey investigating the myriad dimensions of geometry.
By day the sculptural forms appear solid and, at night, cast otherworldly patterns of light and shadow on the surrounding ground. While they have exhibited worldwide, this show marks the artists’ UK premier.
The two exhibitions with Brookfield Properties give the artists an opportunity to present their installation artwork within a public space that invites wonder and interactivity and gives a sense of reverence and awe.
“As the nights grow longer, our intention with the use of light in our sculptures is that we remind people that there is a light that shines within each of us and spreads out into the surrounding environment. We hope that placing art in open spaces and for everyone to view reminds people that the world is malleable in their image, that we can create a better world through imaginative and curious thought. We like to say that most of us work on square desks in square rooms and our use of geometry at angles other than 90 degrees helps people to think outside of the box,” shared Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu.
Featured in The Guardian.
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