Neon art

Neon art is essentially a subgenre of light art. It is a form of art that relies on neon lights as a medium for its effects and to create artworks that appeal to the audience. Neon artists usually incorporate the elements of interactivity and movements (as with kinetic art) to generate visually-stimulating pieces of beautiful work.

As an art form, neon art is a fairly new and emerging style, although it has experienced a lot of interest in the last half-century. Some of the genre’s best-known artists include Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Dan Flavin, and Tracey Emin.

What makes Bruce Nauman’s neons poetic & provocative?

Background As one of the most well-known artists to emerge during the 1960s, Bruce Nauman has racked up a great reputation over the years thanks to his use of different media throughout his long and illustrious career. Utilizing a range of media that consists of performance art, photography, video installations and sculpture, Nauman has become …

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Nam June Paik’s legendary Electronic Superhighway

What is Nam June Paik’s Electronic Superhighway? Electronic Superhighway is one of the most noted works of Korean Nam June Paik artist. It illustrates how he interpreted a diverse nation through media technology. The Electronic Superhighway is a large installation, constructed with 336 televisions, 50 VHS players, 3750 feet of cable, and 575 feet of …

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Lucio Fontana’s concetto spaziale – Mesmerizing neon installations

About Lucio Fontana The Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana dedicated his entire artistic career to exploring the concepts of space, light, and void as well as the cosmos through the use of an assortment of materials such as plaster, stones, ceramics, paint, and cement. In 1946, he founded the Altamira academy in Argentina and, along with …

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Doug Wheeler’s Synthetic Desert at Guggenheim – 46 years in the making

Backstory Over 40 years ago, a leading Light and Space artist called Doug Wheeler imagined an art project that resembled the tranquility you would experience if you travelled to an expansive desert such as the one in Arizona. For a long time, the idea only existed on paper due to the amount of resources it …

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Tavares Strachan’s colossal bright neon pink sculpture: Impossible to ignore

Tavares Strachan showed his large-scale flowing sculpture in 2014. The sculpture was part of the Prospect.3: Notes for the Now biennial show between October 2014 and January 2015 in New Orleans. Neon piece visible throughout New Orleans Strachan’s project was a declarative statement and performance entitled You Belong Here. The installation featured a 100-foot …

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Cyprien Gaillard’s massive neon sculpture of Indian overlooks Berlin

The mascot of the American baseball team Cleveland Indians, popularly known as Chief Wahoo, is as highly recognized as it is controversial. That makes Cyprien Gaillard’s (b. 1980) installation on top of Haus der Statistik, an abandoned government building in Alexanderplatz, Berlin, a headline magnet. At times, the arbitrariness of what symbolic icons can …

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