5, 4, 3, 2 … Sans jaune / sans rouge (2020)

Couleurs vivantes / new colors, 2020

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Olaph the Oxman, exhibition at Copperfield Gallery, London, opens on Tuesday, Sept. 24

6 Copperfield Street
London SE1 0EP
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+44 (0) 7845 594 549​

Gallery opening hours during exhibitions:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm and by appointment at any time

Instagram: @Copperfield_London

Panchromatic resonance chamber, 2019

Panchromatic resonance chamber, red light, dominant wavelength d equals 640nm

Panchromatic resonance chamber (geodesic grid) with red light, λd = 640 nm

MDF, white paint, baryum sulfate, led light


This is the first piece of a new series of sculptures where one can look at the color of light.


Yellow zone / yellow-free zone (video)

If you want to see this with your own eyes, come to the opening on Sunday 4PM!

Yellow zone / yellow-free zone


The White House Gallery
Groot Park 2, 3360 Lovenjoel, Belgium



Yellow zone / Yellow-free zone

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Collaboration project with LMNO Gallery
Whitehouse Project Space
May 05, 2019Jun 09, 2019
Vernissage May 5, 4 – 7 PM


After A White Room Without Yellow (LMNO Gallery, 2018), Yellow-free zone (Rotterdam, 2018) and Zone sans jaune (ARCO Madrid, 2019), Yellow zone / yellow-free zone, is the latest of a series of installations that explore the characteristics of a special artificial white light that modifies the perception of colours.

YZ / YFZ, a light experiment presented in the project space of The White House Gallery, produced in collaboration with LMNO Gallery, is made of two sources of artificial white light and of some coloured inflatable balloons that can be moved by the visitors.
On one side of the room – the “yellow zone” – the white light is produced by a mixture of red, green and blue lights. On the other side – the “yellow-free zone” – the light appears identically white but contains no green and no blue lights, but only red and cyan. Surprisingly, in this zone the yellow objects appear of another colour. A primary yellow becomes bright red-orange, lemon-yellow objects turn pink or beige, yellowish-greens become brown, orange objects are almost purely red.
For human beings having a so-called “normal” colour vision – i.e. about 95% of the entire human population –, when I say “white” for a light, I say that when the light illuminates a white wall, the white wall appears white. YZ / YFZ invites the visitors to experience the almost magical effect of a special white light that counter-intuitively transforms the colours of everyday objects, including on the visitor’s bodies: the colours of their eyes, of their skin and of their clothes.


Adrien Lucca (born 1983 in Paris, FR – lives and works in Brussels, BE) is a professor at the National school for visual arts La Cambre in Brussels. For about 10 years he’s developing an artistic practice around the topics of natural and artificial lights, colours and perceptions, a transdisciplinary practice where the artistic experimentation and the scientific method are intertwined. In 2015 he founded the Studio Adrien Lucca, a company that produces monumental artworks in the public space using various media: Soleil de minuit (permanent stained-glass installation, Montreal, 2017), Microkosmos (permanent wall painting and artificial light installation, Brussels, 2018), Dentelles de lumière – allégorie de la recherche (permanent glass painting installation, Rome, 2018), Yellow-free zone (artificial light installation, Rotterdam, 2018).


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Getting closer to the ultimate weirdness

Yellow-free zone, 2018 – work in progress

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Some pictures of the nearly finished installation of Yellow-free zone at the Maashaven metro station in Rotterdam on Dec. 12, 2018.

The installation should be completed by today or tomorrow, and last a minimum on 3 years, but probably 5 years or more, depending on the lamps wear resistance.

This is the address:

Yellow-free zone (2018) – inauguration on Dec. 17 in Rotterdam!

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What is colour? Is it a visual property of objects? A physical product of light? Or a sensation that only exists in our brains? Using cutting-edge technology Lucca created a white light that modifies the colour of yellow objects. Counter-intuitive and radically experimental, part of a larger research about light and colour that defines the artist’s practice, Yellow-free zone turns us temporarily yellow-blind, as if a digital colour filter was applied in real-life.


Yellow-free zone (2018) is a 5-years long light installation for a corridor of the Maashaven metro station in Rotterdam, where a special cold-white light transforms the colours of yellow objects, giving a very counter-intuitive colour-blinding effect. The installation will be unveiled on December 17, 2018.

More information soon!



Clouds and Sun on Dentelle n°5


Inauguration of “Dentelles de lumière” this Thursday in Rome!

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Views of the stained glass series from the Egyptian Academy



Monsieur Wouter Bracke, Directeur de l’Academia Belgica de Roma, et Madame Patricia Emsens, Mécène vous prient de leur faire le plaisir d’assister à l’inauguration de l’installation permanente d’art contemporain 
Dentelle de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche 
le jeudi 20 septembre 2018 à partir de 17h00

“Dentelle de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche” est la dernière commande publique d’Adrien Lucca. Il s’agit d’une intervention in situ permanente, géométrique et non-figurative déployée sur 5 grandes fenêtres situées à l’extérieur de la bibliothèque de l’Academia Belgica, en face du mur ouest de l’Academie d’Egypte à Rome.

“Dentelle de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche” est le résultat de recherches sur la lumière naturelle, le verre et les mathématiques mené pendant 5 mois de résidence à L’Academia Belgica.

Afin de vous permettre de comprendre le long processus de création, cette inauguration sera précédée d’une présentation par l’artiste lui-même.


17h00 – presentation 
18-21h00 – reception


Il Direttore dell’Academia Belgica, Wouter Bracke, insieme a Patricia Emsens, mecenate, hanno il piacere di invitare la S.V. all’inaugurazione dell’installazione permanente d’arte contemporanea

Dentelles de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche
20/09/2018, a partire dalle ore 17

“Dentelles de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche” è l’ultima opera pubblica commissionata di Adrien Lucca. Si tratta di un’installazione in situ permanente, geometrica e non figurativa, dispiegata su cinque grandi finestre situate all’esterno della biblioteca dell’Academia Belgica, di fronte alla parete ovest dell’Accademia d’Egitto a Roma.

“Dentelles de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche” è il risultato di una ricerca sulla luce naturale, il vetro e la matematica condotta durante cinque mesi di residenza presso l’Academia Belgica.

Per consentire una miglior comprensione del lungo processo creativo, questa inaugurazione sarà preceduta da una presentazione dall’artista stesso.

L’inaugurazione dell’installazione conclude il mandato del Prof. Bracke come direttore dell’Academia Belgica.


ore 17 – presentazione 
ore 18-21 – ricevimento


Wouter Bracke, Director of the Academia Belgica in Rome, together with Madame Patricia Emsens, patron, have the pleasure of inviting you to the inauguration of the work

Dentelle de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche
Thursday, September 20, start from 5 PM

“Dentelle de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche” is the latest public commission by Adrien Lucca. It stands for a permanent site-specific intervention, geometric and non-figurative deployed on 5 big windows located outside the library of Academia Belgica, against the wall of the Accademia d’Egitto a Roma. 

“Dentelle de Lumière – allégorie de la recherche” is a result of the research on natural light, glass and mathematics during 5 months of residency at the Academia Belgica. 

In order to allow visitors comprehend the long-term creation process, this inauguration will be preceded by a presentation by the artist himself. 
5 PM – presentation 
6-9 PM – reception

Art & science relationships examples #1

First of a series of posts about art & science relationships.

Recently I have been studying a bit more than before the work and the writings of Olafur Eliasson. I just discovered this fantastic short documentary film about his collaboration with the icelandic architect Einar Thorsteinn:

The Model Room, 2009

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Two portraits of Einar Thorsteinn


Thorstein declares “I have never had such a close relationship with anybody I met before that with Olafur Eliasson”, then explains about what they did together in collaboration. Eliasson then defines himself as “not really good at anything but i’m ok in everything” before explaining a bit about the organization of his studio. Beautiful.


I cannot resist to also quote some of the things that Eliasson wrote in Some Ideas About Color (2006), that are making a lot of sense to me:

“the idea that things are not as they appear to be is a very healthy argument.”

“What I look at is […] not only the experienceing of the artwork itself, or the artwork and institution as one, but also – and even more importantly – the ways in which the visitors may experience themselves experiencing the artwork. The audience should, in other words, be encouraged to see themselves both from a third-person perspective, that is, from the outside, and from a first-person perspective.”

“[…] in preserving the freedom of each visitor to experience something that may differ from the experiences of others, art can continue to have a significant impact on both the individual and society as a whole.”

Dentelles de lumière – allégorie de la recherche

Inauguration on September 20, 2018 at the Academia Belgica

Academia Belgica, Via Omero 8, 00197, Roma, Italy

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