Neon is associated with buzzing and blinking motel signs, smoky bars, and the golden age of Las Vegas marketing. Digging deeper, neon has notorious associations with red light districts in Amsterdam, Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and the more sinful side of Las Vegas.
Reclaiming this seductive medium of advertising, Mexico City-based artist Chelsea Culprit’s work explodes, abstracts, and rearranges representations of the female body and how its identity moves through a culture based on consumption.
Purchased by Spiegelworld for Superfrico’s Artery collection.
Neon with skeleton frame
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.