August Muth

‘Light, as we perceive it, gives us only a brief glimpse of the momentary
realities in which we exist.’

August Muth


The work of August Muth exemplifies the experience that light is the
faithful archivist of time. In his collaborations with light he is able to
archive patterns of photons and electromagnetic waves that manifest into
enduring forms of material light. His holograms depict simple geometric
forms that exist within unconfined free space. The polychromatic
character these forms possess blend. Shifting colors interact spatially
with the viewer. He regards his work as an exploration into the analogue
realm of the photon, where we have the opportunity to discover the
mystery of light itself.
August Muth exhibits internationally and is a pioneer in the exploration
of light through the art of holography. His interest in light began at the
age of 16 when he began making large water-filled glass prisms to refract
light and explore prismatic color. In his late teens, as a jewelry maker in
Aspen, Colorado, he became captivated by the alluring light of opals
and diamonds. These interests laid the foundation for the beginning of
his formal studies in art and physics at the University of New Mexico in
1975, and later at the University of Houston, and the University of Texas,
Austin. He continued his formal studies specifically in holography at the
Museum of Holography in New York City (1981–4). His studio, The Light
Foundry, which was established in 1987 and is currently in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, produces artworks exploring the light-space-time continuum.

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