Erwin Redl’s dynamic artwork takes advantage of the changing position of the sun to reflect an array of colors onto surrounding surfaces by day and transforms the glazed pavilion into an illuminated jewel box by night. The radiating, colored patterns enhancing the pavilion glass are inspired, in part, by the vibrant colors and forms of West Angeles Cathedral across the street at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards.
“The pavilion becomes a colorful beacon signifying the vibrant activities of the neighborhood.”
About the Artist
ERWIN REDL (b. 1963) is best known for his large-scale LED light installations that translate sensory experiences into ephemeral works of art. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in composition from the Music Academy in Vienna and Master of Fine Arts in computer art from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His works have been exhibited internationally and are in the collections of a number of preeminent institutions, including the Menil Collection; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Seattle Art Museum; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Redl has been recognized with awards from CODAworx and the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York, and residences at the Chinati Foundation and Toledo Museum of Art, to name a few. Among his public art commissions are installations for San Francisco’s Union Square-Market Street subway station, Ohio’s Anthony Wayne Bridge, the New York Police Academy in Queens and the Tampa International Airport.