Robert Youds

Robert Youds
For Everyone a Sunset
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October 2014-March 2015
  • Victoria, BC-based artist working in several media
  • Started off as a painter and has expanded his work to include other materials such as aluminum, plexiglas, neon lights and digital signs
  • Takes his cues from the built environment to construct an enigmatic light sculpture
  • Uses artificial light has given rise to the seductive and meditative explorations of perception that he refers to as “structures” and “light paintings”
  • Work exhibited nationally in many public institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Power Plant and are found in both public and private collections
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For Everyone a Sunset is an enigmatic light sculpture installed just outside the Shangri-La hotel in Vancouver from late 2014 into early 2015. The stunning sculpture combines materials such as aluminum, salvaged glass and neon lighting to create an absolutely captivating display.

This dynamic sculpture becomes activated, changing its form to accommodate for various environmental factors including detection of nearby movement and changes in natural lighting.