Hanging Neon

WerktitelHanging Neon
Entstehungsjahr1965
Künstler
Größe
    52.4 cm × 109.22 cm × 55.88 cm; Electrical box: 66.04 × 91.44 × 56.2 cm
Material/Technik
    Neonröhren, schwarz angemaltes Metall
Kooperation/Produktionsbeteiligung/Forschung
    Dallas Museum of Art
Eigentümer
    Stephen Antonakos Studios LLC
Medium/Werkform
Lichtquelle
Lichtoptische Faktoren
Wahrnehmungn/a

Around 1960, when it was becoming clear that neon would be his primary medium, Stephen Antonakos called neon a “controlled paradise.” This phrase indicates both the innate rigor of his vision and his readiness to discover new possibilities. Neon is natural, an element of the earth, Number 10 on the Periodic Table. His art is based on light, scale, proportions, and the relations between geometric forms and their overall relation to their site. It has nothing to do with neon’s previous uses, only with its new capabilities as purely abstract linear and spatial color. Antonakos turned away from illusions, allusions, representations, metaphor and symbol: he defined his art as “real things in real spaces, here and now.”

http://www.thegreekfoundation.com/art/the-neon-sculptures-and-color-drawings-of-stephen-antonakos

Konzeption/Themen
Besondere Merkmale Kunstwerkn/a