Rob & Nick Carter b. 1968 and 1969, UK; live and work in London
Husband and wife team, Rob and Nick Carter have been collaborating artistically for over 20 years. Their work centres upon the boundaries between the analogue and digital, exploring the potential of light, colour and form through the mediums of camera-less photography, painting, installation, neon, sculpture and time-based media. A recent exhibition at Ben Brown Fine Arts London saw their most technically pioneering project to date with their creation of a robotic arm that paints portraits.
Their contribution to Cure3, Spectrum Circle Cube, is based on their ‘Light Painting series, Spectrum Circles’. In this work, the artistic duo, have used the purest form of photography to create this piece: shining coloured light onto light-sensitive paper. There was no camera, lens or negative used in the making of the work, demonstrating that even the most vibrant, futuristic artwork can be made in the most traditional method. GQ magazine describes Rob and Nick Carter’s work as “unabashedly beautiful”. Exhibited internationally and admired by private collectors, such as Sir Elton John and Jude Law, the artists continue to experiment with different mediums, pushing the boundaries of what we understand as contemporary photography.