BRILLIANT features the work of Colorado Springs artist Aaron Smith. His pieces create unique environments in which a mural sized kinetic painting captivates the visual senses and evokes references to meditation, cosmology, and spirituality.
By precisely pairing a beautifully designed acrylic sculpture with manipulated light, Smith changes the way we perceive the sculpture and the space around it. The artist states that his work “stems from an interest in the relationship between visual perception and the existentialist notion of presence, and how they work together to form a part of the human experience.”
The work is activated by subtle changes in ambient air movement, frequently caused by the activity of surrounding viewers. The project operates in a cause and effect relationship between the viewer’s activity and the movement of light within the surrounding space.
Originally from Kansas City, Smith has lived and worked in Colorado Springs since 2007. His installation art utilizes light as a primary medium, and his practice also incorporates drawing, painting and sculpture. His art has been featured in locally at the Fine Arts Center, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, and Business of Arts Center.