Umbra & Lux was recently born in Vancouver, British Columbia at the iconic 1000 Parker Street Studios and has since moved to the nearby Mergatroid Building.
Two passionate minds with a strong love for art, design & the environment joined their respective strengths to create unique illuminated sculptures. A shared aesthetic vision brought them to leverage sophisticated materials to build featherweight and environmentally friendly mobile light art pieces that seem to float on air.
Claudine Gevry is a visual artist who passionately explores various mediums. As she masters new disciplines, the synergy it creates brings her unending threads of ideas to expand upon. Claudine is in charge of design; her lyrical side effortlessly brings spectators into her own dream world.
Jean Gelinas is an innovator, a passionate environmentalist and is fascinated by sustainable technology. He spent years travelling and living on a sailboat. These experiences have made him very conscious of our fragile planet and the need to be creative to preserve the ecosystems we share with so many other species. Jean strives to create technology innovative products.
Claudine & Jean had the good fortune of meeting Hariomsinh Bhati, a creative and passionate electronics engineer. Hari brings a very wide range of technical skills and an insatiable desire to improve our designs. Some wonder if he ever turns out the lights and actually sleeps!
We believe that being surrounded by beauty is vital to our well being and that nature’s spectacle is an ideal source of artistic inspiration. We aim to create beautiful objects that respect our planet by using upcycled materials and the latest low energy LED technologies. We thus hope that generations to come can continue to admire nature’s beauty.
Our team members are artists, environmentalists and light engineers.