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Light Art » Light Artists

Light Artists

The diversity makes KRONACH in lights unique! There is only one guideline for the pieces of art: They must have an effect! It is the artist’s decision which material he wants to use, if the presented object shines with its own light or if it is illuminated, if it is big or small.

The light artists are diverse as well: Some of them are freelance, art is their life. Others shownwhat has been slumbering inside of them for the first time. School projects find their way to KRONACH in lights as well. However, there is one thing that unites them all: the fascination of light.

You will find all our light artists and their artworks on the light path 2019:


Audience Award 2019


1st place Audience Award 2019.
Photo: Falk Bätz

1st place for Dieter Erhard
Lightpoint 29, “Legend” on approach; Contact:

This is where the latest model from Dieter Erhard’s colorful series of Plexiglas artworks is landing.
17,600 fluorescent Plexiglas particles were installed for this aircraft: a grandiose hard work in the context of a workshop with 200 children of primary school Bubenreuth. But that’s not all: Dieter Erhard designed the model as a replica of the legendary American plane Lockheed Electra of the 30s. In the scale of 1 to 3, the span is 6.5 meters, the length is 5 meters and even the propellers are turning. And if you look closely, discovered as a pilot, the legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart sitting in the cockpit.

2nd place Audience Award 2019.
Photo: Falk Bätz

2nd place for Andrea Lieb
Lightpoint 1, “Ship ahoy!”

The artful reinterpretation of the good old paper ships gives the starting signal to this year’s light path from KRONACH in lights.
We can all fold paper ships! How many times have we tried as children: Which one is the longest swimming? Which farthest? In thought, we traveled around the world with them. Now the ships have become a little bigger and shine from within: ornate wire mesh, covered with nylon taffeta. Let them take us back on an adventure trip? In any case, they are the starting point for the boulevard through the fantastic world of KRONACH in lights.

3rd place Audience Award 2019.
Photo: Kerstin Klein

3rd place for Theo Kestel and Goran Marinković
Lightpoint 12, “YOUR Light Project: The steam talker”

The steam talker (m, f, d), everyone knows him – some are themselves. He exists in commerce, in craft, in private and in politics. All over. Always a smile on the lips, usually very neat, without obligation. He is hated and adored at the same time. A phenomenon. Does this species have a future in the digital world? KRONACH in lights makes a monument with a wink: wooden and metal … and put in the right light.

The 3rd place of the Audience Award went to Andrea Lieb for her poppies. This light art also was shortlisted at the darc awards.

Benjamin Patterson: When Elephants Fight, It Is The Frogs That Suffer – A Sonic Graffiti (2016-2017),
previously exhibited at documenta in Kassel and Athens.
Photo: Gero Wagner

1rd place of the Audience Award
Elke Harras: Black Drops and the Organized Chaos.
Photo: Udo Krauß

Frank Wunderatsch: Starry Sky.
Photo: Christian Köferstein

Julia Franke: The Nest.
Photo: Bertram Schneider

Tilman Küntzel: Fallen Chandelier.
Photo: Falk Bätz

Freifrank: Watermarks

Frank Fischer aka Freifrank explains his works.

3 light installations from the Czech Republic,
funded with EU funds from Euregio Egrensis in collaboration with DEPO2015,

Jakub Geltner: SAT-Ball.
Photo: Bertram Schneider

Dan Gregor and Ondřej Průcha: DEMONZ/Demons.
Photo: Sonja Pfeilschmidt

Benedikt Tolar: Space Car.
Photo: Bertram Schneider