Lighting director Franck Evin has used 40 ETC Selador Desire D22 fixtures in a London art gallery to make the colours in the artwork ‘pop.’ “Using ETC Selador LED is a radical way to fix the lights. It looks fantastic,” he says.
The challenge Evin faced was that the painter, Berlin-based Jonas Burgert, likes to paint in big, bold colours. To make the colours really stand out, he needed something which would generate bright and vibrant but well-balanced light, without the heat which would typically be generated by traditional light sources.
After a number of tests with different fixtures, he decided on the Desire D22 Lustr+ arrays, which create full colour, perfect for a variety of uses. Set up was made easy by the fact that they can be programmed at the touch of a button on the back of each lamp.
Evin points out that with traditional LED fixtures, it would be difficult to achieve a balanced white. “Jonas is a specialist in mixing colours,” says Evin, “making them appear very dreamy. He is working with a new technique, with several different layers; that’s why they look so good with these lamps. He loves them, because it’s the first time you can really see the colours. It’s a different way to show the paintings.”
Jonas Burgert’s exhibition, Stück Hirn Blind, is on at London’s Blain Southern gallery in Hanover Square until 22 November.