I spotted these gorgeous pieces of artwork over the weekend by the neon man, Chris Bracey.
They feature as part of a joint exhibition called “Telling Tales” organised by the gallery, Scream, (located by Oxford Circus in London) on until the 15th February.
- Once Upon A Time,2013, Reclaimed wood, acrylic paint and neon 60 x 120 cm
- Love and Laughter,2012, Painted aluminium, neon and light bulbs 40 x 130 cm
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Here are some more examples of Chris Bracey’s fantastic neon artworks.
When he first started making neon signs commercially, Chris approached one of the seedy strip clubs that were once packed into London’s Soho area and offered to create something special that would improve their awful, cheap signage. He chose the name too and ‘The Pink Pussy Cat Club’ was born. From there he was commissioned to create almost every club sign in the area.
God’s own junkyard - The Neon Man
These photos feel wonderfully festive.
After making neon signs for 37 years, Chris Bracey has truly earned his nickname, The Neon Man. He learnt the process from his father, who used to make signs for amusement arcades, fairgrounds and circuses.
Working as a neon light artist, Chris’s work is very desirable and his reputation has been amplified by high-profile collectors and blockbuster films featuring his signs (among the movie list you can spot several fictional cities including Superman’s metropolis, Tim Burton’s Batman’s Gotham City, and Judge Dredd’s Mega-City).
These shots have been taken at his warehouse in East London, dubbed “God’s Own Junkyard”, where Chris has collected up to 1,000 neon signs, including many of his own works and film props.
This fantastic artwork is by Chris Bracey — aka the Neon Man — who has been producing light-up creations for 37 years.
Some friends just acquired this piece from his pop-up gallery in London’s Soho. The letters are mounted on reclaimed wood from an old shipping crate, emblazoned with the words “Handle with care” stenciled on it. Nice touch.