‘Architecture and light, the permanent and the ephemeral can be put into
a state of creative tension.’
Describing his work as light architecture, Michael Bleyenberg is best
known for his large scale installations using diffractive holographic
elements and dot-matrix hologram prints. He considers these holograms
as projectors, casting light through space. He calls them ‘Agents of Light’.
While such holograms have no image depth the shifting colors produce
a different dimensional quality.
Bleyenberg trained and practiced as a painter before focusing on
compositions with optics and light. He has exhibited extensively in Europe
and was featured in MIT Museum’s ‘Luminous Windows: Holograms for
the 21st Century’. Bleyenberg’s public art commissions include EYEFIRE
holographic wall for the DFG (German Research Foundation), Bonn,
Germany and New Burlington Flare diffractive light installation for New
Burlington Place, London, England among others.
Reflection hologram from combined pulse laser recordings,
12” x 16”. Edition of 2 + 1 artist copy
Self portrait of people who are absent. A hommage to his art teacher
Norbert Tadeusz and art teacher’s teacher Joseph Beuys.
The technical realization of Shaman was made in collaboration with
Detlev Abendroth at AKS Holographie in Germany