Observed: Christian Herdeg

Observed: Christian Herdeg

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These delicate, geometrical neon sculptures are the work of Christian Herdeg. He was the first artist in Switzerland to begin working with these tubes, a medium predominately used commercially. Working with chemists in the seventies, Herdeg created over two hundred fluorescent powder mixtures. You can see the resulting palettes in his pieces, a demonstration of the combination of science and art. His work revolves around the properties of light, and how we see and perceive them. From my understanding, it strives to be technical not spiritual.

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