CHRIS WOOD (UK - بريطانيا)


Chris Wood’s medium is light. She uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpsed moments in the natural world.  Her sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed. Her work brings a wistful romanticism to a minimalist aesthetic. Inspired by artists like James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson, Wood orders the accidental and makes us reflect on the experience of seeing.

After leaving school Chris worked as a hairdresser for fifteen years before studying Furniture Design at Middlesex University in the mid 80s. She then went on to study glass at the Royal College of Art in London. Whist there she worked on architectural scale projects dealing with light and space. Chris produces innovative installations for gallery exhibition and has shown extensively throughout the UK and internationally. Chris often uses a material called dichroic which was originally developed by NASA space agency. Dichroic is a colourless material that filters and reflects wavelengths of light producing a huge variety of rainbow coloured shadows and projections. Her work is represented in a number of private collections as well as the Shanghai Museum of Glass. She also produces work to commission and has created large scale works for hospitals, schools and hotels. She has recently completed a major commission for an Exhibitions Hall in Taiwan.