Brilliant Errors, 2015


Digital pigment print on Somerset Photo Satin 300gsm 

14.57 x 25.59 in

37.0 x 65.0 cm

Edition of 30

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

PRICE: $411  or as low as LEARN MORE

14.57 x 25.59 in

37.0 x 65.0 cm

Edition of 30


    About The Work

    This edition, the title of which comes from the French poet Paul Valéry, is a montage of imagery tracing the themes of Nicholas Mangan’s exhibition Ancient Lights. The arrangement of images on the wall is evocative of the space in the artist studio and the accumulative and decision making process of producing the films that are part of the exhibition.

    Ancient Lights explores connections between the Aztec Sun Stone, rediscovered at Zócalo, Mexico City where it was buried following the Spanish Conquest, the concentric mirrors of the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant in Southern Spain, and pioneering advances in dendrochronology carried out by A. E. Douglass at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. In one film, Mangan brings together footage shot on location in Spain and Arizona with audiovisual data gathered by NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory project. This work positions the sun at the center of a series of cyclic systems, both geophysical and cultural. 

    Courtesy of Chisenhale Gallery

    About Nicholas Mangan

    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from United Kingdom.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
    • Questions about this work?
    • Interested in other works by this artist or other artists? We will source them for you.
    • Want to pay in installments?

    Contact an Artspace Advisor


    a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.


    through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.


    authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.


    with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.


    Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.