Bob Marley's time living in the UK, particularly Notting Hill, coincided with the emergence of the punk movement in the 1970s. This electrifying original artwork by Mark Sloper represents the unique convergence of Rastafarians and Punk Rockers during this time. Bold, bright and bonkers, the punk artist combines his many years working in the film and music industry with his expertise in the field of neon gas.
Electrically certified, the neon lights in this piece are safe and economical to use and can change over time to give a different ambience to your artwork. What's more, this neon artwork can live on for many years, by taking it to a neon specialist you can get the lights re-gassed thus, bringing them back to their original vibrancy and glow in your home. The incredible properties of this natural gas as an artistic medium, gives Mark's paintings a unique organic life force.
Invented in the late 19th century, neon came to be associated with cutting-edge glamour in the 1930s and 1940s before being harnessed by pop artists in the 1960s due to its association with advertising. Andy Warhol described neon as "one of the great modern things" and, later in the 1990s, it was used again as a core artistic medium by The Young British Artists group. Across its short history, neon has continued to captivate audiences and artists across the world and American artist Bruce Nauman, who is credited with being the grandfather of neon, was on exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2020 and 2021 which attracted thousands of visitors every day.
Read more about Mark Sloper and his interpretation of neon art on our blog or shop our full selection of Illuminati Neon artworks here.
Medium: Mixed Media
Subjects: Colour & Light, Humour, Places
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