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Ann Veronica Janssens, CL9 Pink Shadow, 2015–16, annealed glass, PVC filter CL9, 82 5/8 × 41 3/8 × 6".

Ann Veronica Janssens

Alfonso Artiaco

Ann Veronica Janssens, CL9 Pink Shadow, 2015–16, annealed glass, PVC filter CL9, 82 5/8 × 41 3/8 × 6".

Employing a range of materials that are carefully chosen to investigate the cognitive processes tied to the sensory experience of reality, Ann Veronica Janssens creates installations that are radically minimal yet exuberantly expressive. The British artist, who lives and works in Brussels, approaches her practice with an almost scientific rigor. Her work draws heavily on physics in its consideration of the properties and variances of matter. Janssens’s sculptures in particular foreground various qualities of light: refraction, reflection, equilibrium, undulation, perspective, luster, transparency, lightness, and fluidity. The research driving her practice parallels that of artists inspired by the experimental investigations of the California Light and Space group, who focus on sensory phenomena and on interactive dynamics with the viewer (among them Olafur Eliasson, Leo Villareal,

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