The Light of the Spirit [Chapter 2]

Patrice Warrener (France)


A technicolour update on a Lumiere London favourite.

French digital artist Patrice Warrener created one of the most popular installations during Lumiere London 2016; and for the second instalment, in 2018, he brought the facade of Westminster Abbey’s Great West Gate to life by incorporating sculptural details in his distinctive colourful style.

Bathing Westminster Abbey in colour and light, the projection highlighted the architectural mastery of the building, enabling us to witness the glorious statuettes of 20th-century martyrs reimagined. Usually perched unobtrusively on the facade above the Great West Doors, the figures are once again transformed into kaleidoscopic illuminations, a tribute to their lives in technicolour.

Warrener is recognised worldwide for his chromolithe projection system. His polychromatic illuminations on buildings give the impression of a spectacularly bright painted surface. He has designed more than 80 astounding creations and continues to share this unique art form across the globe.


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