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Photography by Nick Turpin for Sculpture in the City
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Photography by Nick Turpin for Sculpture in the City
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Photography by Nick Turpin for Sculpture in the City
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Photography by Nick Turpin for Sculpture in the City

Tipping Point Leadenhall Building

Neon Cartography

In this series of work, my role has been to observe and photo-document, studying the outlines created by city lights. Walking the city photographing and recording, the non-stop nature of the city is documented through endless small events and incidents.

Long exposure photographs capture objects and people as black marks obstructing the lights of the city. I later ‘translate’ these images into three dimensional neon installations, with the city sounds correlated to match the sequence of the neon as it turns on and off.

The neon installation responds to the space it is exhibited in, so depending where the artwork is installed, the over all form of the neon installation will become site specific to the space it inhabits.

Other artists exhibiting in this year’s Sculpture in the City 2017 are: Daniel Buren, Fernando Casasemphere, Martin Creed, Ryan Gander, Damien Hirst, Paul McCarthy, Nathaniel Rackowe, Peter Randall-Page, Recycle Group, Bosco Sodi, karen Tang, Gavin Turk, Mhairi Vari, Mark Wallinger and Gary Webb.

Photography by Nick Turpin for Sculpture in the City