Neon Orb 164
Turquoise Neon, Painted Copper and Steel Backing
24 x 24 x 4 in.
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Neon Orb 164 is the first wall-based neon sculpture Beattie created. The sculpture is mounted onto a steel backing to hide the wires and transformer. Acid has been dribbled down the surface of the steel backing so it bit into the steel and created veins of rust.
Mark Beattie is a London based sculptor, whose work has been exhibited internationally alongside artists such as Tracey Emin, the late Lynn Chadwick, Helaine Blumenfeld and Jonathan Yeo.
Working with various metals in all their contrasting properties of texture and finish, Beattie can make industrial metal appear fluid, malleable and delicate. He continues to study different metals, looking for ways to manipulate and add movement to material, and over the past 18 months has been developing ways in which neon or LEDs can complement sculpture, adding movement and catching the viewer’s eye.