Light is invisible. It only becomes perceptible when it passes through filters or touches objects. So we don't perceive light, but only the "manifestations" of light. Long before its scientific discovery, this optical law gave rise to metaphysical reflections on a non-materialized afterlife. It highlights the ambivalence of light. This observation is the starting point for Udo Zembok's research into "light color" and its artistic applications.
I wanted to tear away the opaque screen of the canvas, the one that gives the painter the illusion of the light of colors. In glass, both material and immaterial, I found the ideal support for my research into color-light.
The extremely spare compositions in his works are often devoid of narrative meaning. All the more powerfully do they evoke the foundational themes of our spiritual life, inviting the viewer to inner activity and calm, to contemplative meditation.
Lauréat de la récompense Talents d’exception du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’Intelligence de la Main® 2001