neon artworks






This artworks series by Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL consists of handmade neon light sculptures communicating the spirit of ULTRACONTEMPORARY and EMERGENCY ART. 

Each artwork has a statement related to the notion of time and encourages thus the training of the awareness muscle. The glassblowers have been folding the artist’s handwriting and drawings into neon pipes of different colors and ranges of transparency. The result is a new artistic expression that combines the neon light’s ability to call for attention and the artist’s wish to fight against the apathy by motivating the audience to take action. 

Most of the signs such as The Awareness Muscle has to be trained every day, are Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL’s handwriting. The style he uses on tents or cartons too. Some of the works include a hashtag; like #coolness is our defeat. The hashtag is used by the artist as a poetic element and as one of the keys for circulation of words on Internet. The sign NOW is now, has an additional element connected to the anatomy of neon light. The tube is transparent and it is possible to see the gas used to produce the light. The first word “NOW” is blinking in the hard beat rhythm, giving the impression of the artwork being alive.

For more information about the artworks, please send an email to curator Tijana Miskovic. 

So many opinions, so little investigations

2016, Color: cobalt blue, Dimensions: 50 x 50 cm, Edition: 2nd from 5 + 2AP For the price, please send us an email»

Can sensibility be trained

2016, Color: white, Dimensions: 75 x 100 cm, Edition: 1st from 5 + 2AP For the price, please send us an email»

#Now before it is too late

2016, Color: ruby red and novial gold, Dimensions: 150 cm wide, Edition: 1st from 5 + 2AP For the price, please send us an email»

The awareness muscle has to be trained every day

2016, Color: cold white, Dimensions: 150 cm x 52 cm, Edition: 1st from 5 + 2AP For the price, please send us an email»

The awareness muscle has to be trained everyday

2016, Color: cold white, Dimensions: 150 cm x 52 cm, Edition: 1st from 5 + 2AP For the price, please send us an email»

Energy, come to me

2016, Color: yellow and orange, Dimensions: 75 x 100 cm, Edition: 2nd from 5 + 2AP For the price, please send us an email»

NOW is now

2016, Color: Clear glass red, Dimensions: 100 cm x 75 cm, Edition: 2nd from 5 + 2AP For the price, please send us an email»

Thierry Geoffroy / COLONEL

Born 1961

www.colonel.dk

Thierry Geoffroy, also known as COLONEL, is a French artist, living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a format artist developing art formats, most known being EMERGENCY ROOM, BIENNALIST and CRITICAL RUN. Thierry Geoffroy / COLONEL has published 6 books and his artworks are included in international museum collections.

He is Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

SELECTED GROUP AND ONE-MAN SHOWS 

MOMA/P.S.1 New York, USA; ZKM Museum Karlsruhe, DE; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, DE; Moderna Museet, the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, SE; HEART- Herning Museum of Contemporary Art Denmark, Herning, DK; Plazzo Delle Arti Napoli, IT; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, DK; Galerie Asbaek Copenhagen, DK; The Maldives Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, IT; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK, Manifesta Biennal, Murcia, ES; National Museum Rejkavik, FI; Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin, DE, IKM Museum, Oslo, NO; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL; Devron Arts, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, SCO; The Model, Sligo, IR; Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK; Cairo Biennale, Cairo, EG; Blackwood Gallery Toronto, CAN; Galerie Ileana Tounta, Athens, GR; Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück, DE.

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