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Neon lights are contradictory. On one hand, it holds a certain modernity, having made a “come back” of sorts, becoming commonplace in present day contemporary art.

From a different perspective, it is old school and nostalgic, triggering associations to commercial advertising, movies, funfairs and casinos of the retro past.

Contemporary art’s love affair with neon often works in combination with poetry or texts, which tend to be lyrical and dreamy, creating an emotional dimension for neon. As romantically described by contemporary artist, Tracey Emin, “Neon belongs to us, to our streets, to the collective imagination; it taps into our complex experience…and our capacity for hope. Neon is emotional for everybody”.

With the ability to create an overall dreamscape aesthetic, the chaotic sprawl of neon is both striking and visually alluring. We embrace neon for its controversies, its paradoxical nature and its ability to act as a beacon of hope. Neon is desolate, yet hypnotic, emanating a metaphysical glow that is lonely, soulful and emotional all at once.




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Neon lights are contradictory. On one hand, it holds a certain modernity, having made a “come back” of sorts, becoming commonplace in present day contemporary art.

From a different perspective, it is old school and nostalgic, triggering associations to commercial advertising, movies, funfairs and casinos of the retro past.

Contemporary art’s love affair with neon often works in combination with poetry or texts, which tend to be lyrical and dreamy, creating an emotional dimension for neon. As romantically described by contemporary artist, Tracey Emin, “Neon belongs to us, to our streets, to the collective imagination; it taps into our complex experience…and our capacity for hope. Neon is emotional for everybody”.

With the ability to create an overall dreamscape aesthetic, the chaotic sprawl of neon is both striking and visually alluring. We embrace neon for its controversies, its paradoxical nature and its ability to act as a beacon of hope. Neon is desolate, yet hypnotic, emanating a metaphysical glow that is lonely, soulful and emotional all at once.

 
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