Interact Digital Arts. LCB Depot Lightbox Gallery. Leicester. December 2017.

Flick (2015)
Esther Rolinson
Digital Print, ink drawing. 50cm x 50cm.

In Resonance Esther Rolinson and Sean Clark showed artworks that explored their shared interests in connectedness. The pieces varied from computer-generated light works and digital screens to three dimensional structures, high-quality prints and ink drawings. The exhibition revealed the diversity of Sean Clark and Esther Rolinson’s art practices, as well as their common ground.

It included new individual artworks as well as their latest experimental work together, in which Esther Rolinson’s digital drawings, produced using an app written by Sean Clark, are captured, deconstructed and represented. This work-in-progress aims to create a dialogue between hand-drawing and digital construction.

Revolve (2017)
Esther Rolinson
Pencil crayon drawing on paper. 110cm x 110cm.

This emerging process translates rhythms of movement in the drawings into light sequences in the Esther Rolinson’s light works. Esther Rolinson’s work includes small-scale sculptural light works and drawings developed over 2017 in her process based art practice.

These are explorations of felt sensations and sounds investigating structures and patterns in human experience. The pieces show the intricacy of Rolinson’s practice from instinctive and rule based drawing to complex programmed sculptural systems.

Esther Rolinson first worked with Sean Clark as a programming consultant for her light installation works “Melt, Splinter and Thread”, exhibited at The Cube at Phoenix in Leicester in 2013. Following this, Sean Clark collaborated with Esther Rolinson on the programming development for her light installation “Flown” that went on to win The Lumen Global Digital Arts Prize, Sculptural and 3D Award 2016 and the inaugural ArtChi Prize, San Jose, California, 2016.

Facets - Neutral State (2017)
Esther Rolinson
Acylic on board. 72cm x 72cm.

Revolve maquette (2017)
Esther Rolinson
Brass mesh and programmed LEDs. 180cm x 110cm.
Programming developed in collaboration with Sean Clark.