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Video walkthrough 'Mary Corse: Variations'

"Nothing is static in the universe, so why make a static painting? It's an unreality." This narrated walkthrough of Mary Corse's second exhibition at Lisson Gallery, entitled 'Variations', reveals the artist's innovative use of materials that capture, reflect and refract light, ensuring that our perceptions of her paintings change as the lighting shifts or as we move about the space. These techniques enable Corse to create a dynamic interplay between her paintings and the viewer.

In a studio interview, Corse describes her revelation in the face of the one-to-one experience with these works: "I wanted to put the light in the painting, so I found the glass beads. I knew the painting changed as you moved, it wasn't static – the microspheres provide a prism not a reflection, it feels like it comes from within. I've never really been its interested in surface. I always wanted to go deeper and the light in the painting does that. I now have an inner band that appears and disappears depending on where you are so your perception creates the experience of this other dimension."

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