Square in Diamond

More Works By Kenneth Emig Light, Mirror, wood, theatrical paint 2013
46 × 46 × 8.25 in 116.84 × 116.84 × 20.96 cm

About Square in Diamond

Once illuminated, Kenneth Emig’s sculptural—almost architectural artwork comes to life.
The Canadian artist is known for his dramatic use of light, paint, and mirrors in geometric patterns that create uniquely beautiful light boxes. Emig’s work is reminiscent of the light and space movement—minimalist, abstract, geometric pieces that used materials such as glass, neon, light and acrylic. In the 1960’s, this movement was first made popular by California artists such as James Turrell and Robert Irwin.

“My work is largely kinetic. It is the observer who moves and creates a sense of motion in the artwork though the artwork itself remains static.” Kenneth Emig

He received diplomas in Acoustics Engineering and Electronic Engineering from George Brown College in Toronto before working for Bell-Northern Research, Nortel, The National Research Council of Canada, Ryerson University (now the Metropolitan University) and Blackberry. Emig has won multiple grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council and the City of Ottawa for his visual art, performance, and dance works. The artist has completed three public art commissions in Ottawa for the University of Ottawa LRT Station, the Adawe Crossing, and the Eva James Memorial Community Centre. Recently, he completed a large architectural light box commissioned for the lobby of Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf, a luxury boutique hotel.