Project Details


The light bulb and ceiling of Francis Bacon's London studio, 7 Reece Mews, has been recreated using the 3D modelling and synthetic photography techniques of architectural visualisation. This interior has then been illuminated by the light from each painting in Bacon's career. The resulting 584 images are arranged chronologically and grouped in the 8 decades over which the artist worked.

By reworking his archive,the work explores the relationship bewteen the Bacon's artwork and the space in which it was created and we are left to decode the rhythm of these images in light of the significant global events of the time in which the paintings were made, and the turbulent moments in Bacon's personal life.
Effective start/end date1/12/1731/08/18
  • Bacon's Light Bulb

    Kolker, R., 12 Jul 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Open Access