Photoluminescent pigments are seeing a rise in their application, not only for design and architecture, they are becoming a trend even in the Art Industry. Today we are gonna discover 8 artist that have been inspired by photoluminescent light.
1. Eleonora Nicoletti, Photoluminescent Architectures
Photoluminescent Architectures are light structures, covered in photoluminescent paint, able to spread light without electric sources, focusing the attention on energy saving and reducing CO2 emission. This installation is part of Zero-Energy Light Architecture project
2. Todd Ingall e Mary Neubauer, Photoluminescent Sound Garden
3. Raimondo Galeano, enlighted painter
Raimondo Galeano started his career as a traditional painter. In a second moment he becomes fascinated by physic-scientific themes and the principle of photoluminescence, realizing that color doesn’t exist if not depending on light. He concludes that light is the only instrument capable to give life to his art.
4. Spy, I‘m Not A Real Artist
The artist Spy has painted the phrase “I’m not a real artist” on the facade of a building in Paris. He realized the installation with photoluminescent paint that accumulated sunlight during the day to spread it later, glowing in the night of Paris.
5. Alexandra Byrne, Is Never Dark In The Burbs
Alexandra Byrne project was inspired by the phenomenon of light and the use of artificial light in an urban context, or on a wider global environment. The project is part of “Year of Light” exhibition, hosted by UNESCO.
6. Judy Haberl, Antidote
Judi Haberl has spent months searching for the perfect shot in Green Animals Topiary Garden, Rhode Island. The installation is presented as a normal, very big picture inside the gallery, until the light goes gradually off and the spectators can admire the depth created by photoluminescent pigments, with an hyper-realistic and immersing sensation.
7. Antony Garmely, White Cube
Garmely installation encourage the interaction, the spectator has to explore the relation between space and time of the object, and meanwhile how the object act on the spectator. The mean is to inspire a meditative reaction but also provoke questioning. The structure is composed by 15 “space-frames” realized with photoluminescent materials, occupying itself the whole gallery.
8. Mark Hooper Schneider, Glowing Beluga Whale Skeleton
Glowing Beluga Whale Skeleton was exposed at Pacifico Design Center, West Hollywood. The installation, created with photoluminescent pigment and resin, depict the animist belief of the artist Mark Hooper Schneider, who believes that every object, organic or not, has its soul, a sort of rudimental conscience.