Ane Lykke Generates An Everchanging Experience By Kurenai Light Object


Ane Lykke has vast experience creating site-specific works and large-scale installations in public spaces.

The works are often three-dimensional, creating illusions of depth and infinity. Lykke creates spaces and objects that engage viewers and users. The works are artistic and at the same time functional with sustainable qualities. Besides her site-specific projects, Lykke investigatesform, materials, and the properties of light and shadow in her one-off pieces that are made for exhibitions, galleries, and private collectors. Ane Lykke has received numerous awards, honors, and grants for her work, including The Danish Arts Foundation’s 3-year working grant in 2010 and the nomination to the Danish Lightning Award, 2012.


Crafted in a three-dimensional grid in cypress wood using the traditional Japanese woodworking technique Kumiko. The Kurenai Light Object is a fusion between traditional Japanese craftsmanship and a new Nordic perspective. The object combines the intangible, the light, with elements of form and structure that generates an ever-changing light experience. The Kurenai Light Object is based on the Japanese woodworking technique Kumiko. Lykke unites her previous work with light and a strong fascination with the grid structure in the Kurenai Light Object. An object that manifests as a fusion between traditional Japanese craftsmanship and a new Nordic perspective. The three-dimensional grid has been applied color in white and red and plays with different states, colors, and shades of reflected light.


The interaction between the layered three-dimensional grid creates different modes of shadow, depth, and reflection. Kurenai Light Object combines the intangible, the light, with elements and forms structures that generate an ever-changing experience, depending on the viewer’s position in relation to the object. The light object is designed for use in a private as well as a public space, where it becomes part of a flexible process, inviting the viewer into a dialogue, as co-creator. Kurenai is the Japanese word for a strong red color. The grid including frame is handmade in Japan and assembled by Lykke in Denmark.





All images with courtesy of Ane Lykke

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