Much of David Ogle’s work to date has dealt with exploring notions of materiality, of permanence and of the perception of objects in space. Using light as a sculptural medium, his work is innately ephemeral. Often beginning as a set of strict mathematical procedures that are played out within an environment. The space simultaneously shapes the work and becomes manipulated by it.
Through negating material properties, Ogle’s practice seeks a mode of fragility. It rests on the edge between a sculptural form and an environmental effect of light within a space; a context from which the work is inseparable. Such pieces utilise both ambient and artificial light, channeling it and molding it into sculptural works that completely divorce themselves from static material: sculptures without mass and forms without structures.
David Ogle’s ongoing practice incorporates drawing, sculpture, installation and new media and often works in the ‘grey area’ between different mediums. Influenced by the work of light & space artists (particularly work form the late 60’s and 70’s) much of Ogle’s work utilises light as a sculptural medium, analysing its relationship to environments and its role in manipulating the perception of a viewer.