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New publication available on the iBook store

Monday, 30 March 2015 18:27 Published in News

SKYLINES is the first publication by Andrew Pepper available on the iBook store and is currently being distributed internationally in 51 countries.

The publication brings together a selection of photographs, specially produced digital drawings and slowly shifting animation.

More details here or download without charge here.


Monday, 08 September 2014 15:36 Published in Holography

Title: Lean

Date: 2014

Materials: Digital hologram and shuttered theatrical spotlight

Size: Hologram H 25.4 x W 20.32cm (10 x 8 inches)

Installation: Gallery floor/wall

Notes: First show in Drawology, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, UK.
Mon 26 September - 26 October 2014.


 Lean 1


This is the first time Pepper has used a digital holographic production process.  The 'image/object' within the holographic plate existed, initially, as a series of 'points' within an online 'cloud' 3-D model system.  

The resulting physical hologram, on plastic, was produced as a 'test' towards the end of 2013.  A way for Pepper to begin to explore the digital process and locate a 'space' and production method which reflected his earlier spatial 'drawings'.


Lean 2


It reiterated some of the hand-drawn works produced in the late 1980's and early 90's, being made up of multiple, individual, points of lights (which in the digital version are 'hogels' - the equivalent of holographic 'pixels').  There is a direct connection between this digital work and Point Addition, an earlier work using much larger points of light separated into five distinct levels in space.


Lean 3



Like many of Pepper's works, they 'sit' in the studio for long periods before being incorporated into installations, and it was not until the summer of 2014 that this first digital experiment became one of the key elements within the 'Lean' installation.

During the Summer Lodge research residency (an annual event at Nottingham Trent University), Pepper had an opportunity to work with large gallery/workshop spaces incorporating theatrical lighting, and it was during this research in July, that the combination of positioning, lighting and angled display was formulated.

Lean was shown for the first time in Drawology at the Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, UK.

An act of spontaneous placement, propped up 'on the way' to the gallery wall, yet installed with conviction.  The marks become framed by their location and the rectangle of light which makes the work visible.



Rules of the Game

Thursday, 19 April 2007 01:00 Published in Group Exhibitions


Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

artworkornetwork was installed at the Surface Gallery, Nottingham, as part of the Rules of the Game series of 5 exhibitions.

A screen, on the gallery wall, displays a grid divided into small rectangles. Each one of these could be electronically 'occupied' by someone. There was space for eight thousand one hundred and seventy people.

Visitors to the gallery are asked to take a postcard, located next to the screen, and follow the 'rules' - the instructions which explain how to take part. The first 'rule' is to leave the gallery and find a computer connected to the internet and visit the work's website.

Participants then remotely select a rectangle on the screen, fill this with a pulsating colour, leave their name, location and a website they would like other people to visit. They are then asked to invite 5 of their friends to do the same.

As more people took part, so more rectangles became 'occupied'. The image changed on a daily basis and the work was complete as soon as all of the rectangles were 'occupied'.

There were three ways to take part: Visit the Surface Gallery to collect the instructions, hearing about the instructions by word of mouth, or by being invited by someone who has already taken part.

Social connections 'spread' around the Internet - each person 'digitally' touching the next.

Exhibition dates: 19th April - 19th May



Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and, as a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, he taught on the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and has acted as a PhD examiner for a wide range of key project-based research submissions.


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