Bernardi Roig's works offer a critical perspective on the human conflict with one's surrounding influences – largely media-based. Figures sculpted in polyester resin combined with fluorescent tubes characterise this motif in his work and form the focus of the exhibition.
The cold neon light resembles the flood of light-based images brought about by the digital revolution. Roig is concerned with the loss of social and individual identity, and with the loneliness perhaps caused by the lack of direct communication. We see humans who experience light as a burden. Light is shown as oppressive, as demanding too much of the human senses, as the dark side of excess.
Credits: exhibition views of Bernardi Roig, "Excess", Center for International Light Art, 2018 © Bernardi Roig. Courtesy Center for International Light Art. Photo Frank Vinken.