Review: Light Show at Hayward Gallery

You’ve probably recently seen images and thought ‘Oh, look at the pretty colours’. Londoners have fast been brightening up corners of the internet with photos of themselves flooded by a bright blue – no, bright pink – no, bright green – light!

That’s because they’ve been to Light Show at Hayward Gallery recently; the modernist masterpiece gallery that never ceases to amaze with it’s latest exhibitions. The particular artwork in question is Chromosaturation by Carlos Cruz-Diez, a ‘visually disturbing’ chamber of coloured light that boggles the mind and challenges your perception of colour as you move from being bathed in blue to pink to green to red…

As you walk around the exhibiton you are taken through a tour of many artists’ imaginings of how light and colour can be experimented with as a form of sculpture or installation, culminating in Olafur Eliasson’s brilliant Model for a Timeless Garden; which can only be described as a flip book that has come to life (without giving away too much).

Light Show is on until 28th April 2013 is is definitely not to be missed. Book your tickets online to avoid disappointment.

Image: Leo Villareal – Cylinder II (Courtesy of Hayward Gallery).