Trace Heavens


The work ‘Trace Heavens’ by artist James Nizam marks some of the parallels he sees between light, photographic apparatus, architecture and perception. Through architectural interventions and studio-based explorations that channel and record sunlight, Nizam is able to create visual effects that verge upon the palpable and transform light into sculpture.

The sculptures establish a correspondence between the structure of the room and the internal construction of a camera while also making reference to solar phenomena seen and studied in ancient astrological observatories. His work reflects his continued interest in using the medium and mechanics of photography and challenge modes of perception directly related to photography and light.

All images © James Nizam

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