Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Before the Lights Go Out!

I think everyone could do with a bit of neon in their life today, especially if you live in London!! This weather is not exactly uplifting....

If you haven't heard about it already, Chris Bracey is having an exhibition at Scream in central London and I would definitely recommend dropping by to catch the lights before they go out. His work is incredible!!
He has been in the light industry a long time, starting out by making signs for seedy bars. Over 37 years the business has expanded dramatically and now he not only produces commissions for adverts but also provides installations for massive blockbuster films, such as Eyes Wide Shut. He uses both new and old signs to create his masterpieces, which anyone would be lucky to have hanging on their walls at home. I am particularly fond of his use of vintage pieces. As they quite rightly say "one person's trash is another person's treasure."

He has an INCREDIBLE following in London and Los Angeles and it is a rare site to see so many of his pieces in one space. The exhibition finishes on June 1st, so get yourself down there asap! If you can't make it to the exhibition, his workshop is out on Vallentin Road, known as God's Own Junkyard. It is amazing what can be done with a piece of discarded metal and some lightbulbs!!

(God's Own Junkyard!)

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