New commission Projection

Love Motion

Rhys Coren (UK)


A beautiful projection, seeled with a kiss.

Love Motion was Rhys Coren’s Matisse-inspired animation of two paper-cut figures who spent the evening kissing and dancing, at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Projected across the Royal Academy of the Arts and accompanied by a bespoke soundtrack, the animation represented a big, warm hug of an artwork on an otherwise cold and wintry night!

Working in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, Lumiere London has commissioned this new work from the post-graduate student to mark the fine art traditions of the institution as interpreted in a 21st-century way.

Since graduating in 2016, Coren (UK) has exhibited in solo and group shows across Europe, Hong Kong and the US.  He works across disciplines, switching between animation, writing, performance and painting – his work has an inescapable rhythm and often takes its inspiration from music and his love of dancing. Here, both play out across the face of a much-loved building.


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