Sunil Garg is an experimental light and illumination artist, making indoor and outdoor immersive work. The artist paints and sculpts natural and computer programmed light, with reflections, movement and shadows. With most of us living in developed areas, we take light for granted as a functional utility, but light is unavailable to millions on Earth after dark.
Garg grew up without manufactured light in a farming community in India, living with the available natural light. The artist now explores manufactured light.
Sunil Garg states, “I strive to create work that interrogates my experiences and is at the edge of familiarity and stimulates aware states. Light is a natural and democratic medium that lets me do this. Metaphors linking Light to knowledge, awareness, thought, ideas, are abundant: “enlightenment," “bright ideas," “flashes of genius” or of “insight”.
I want to entice viewers to slow down and see and contemplate light and color in their lives. I want everyone to “eat light, drink it through our skins” since “with a little more exposure to light, you feel part of things physically.” (Turrell).”