Looking for Light

‘Taken during an extended period of immersive isolation at Home Farm, Pawson’s photographs loosen our instinct to draw distinctions between the permanent and the temporary. In these enduringly fixed compositions, the detail of a mark scratched into the surface of a wall carries no greater weight of reality than the frozen swirl of light on plaster or the grid of shadows cast by a window frame. Walls, floors and ceilings cease to be experienced as limits or constraints. Instead each finite surface is a medium through which the light can express itself.’

John Pawson — Looking for Light
Bastian Gallery, Berlin
26 March — 1 May 2022


John Pawson