Since the 12th of April Chris Bracey has been exhibiting his jaw-dropping pieces at renowned Fitzrovia art haunt, Scream. Chris Bracey has worked with neon and lights for over thirty years and has acquired a vast fan base including commissions from high-profile clients such as David LaChapelle, Stella McCartney, Martin Creed and Vivienne Westwood.
Bracey, now working from his studio in Walthamstow, has a long history with neon; his father was a neon sign-maker, predominantly for fairgrounds and amusement arcades, and Chris learnt how to manufacture and design the neon signs.
Much of the pieces are heavily influenced from his back ground in installing lights in the seedy Soho of the 1970’s, and an overwhelming Catholic education, hence the adherence to biblical themes.
In beautiful, and vibrant neon, Bracey invites us in to his interpretations of ‘hell and heaven’, whilst playfully creating a sense of theatricality and implicitly raising questions about morality, spirituality and their role in society.
CHRIS BRACEY: I’VE LOOKED UP TO HEAVEN AND BEEN DOWN TO HELL
12 April – 1 June 2013
27 – 28 Eastcastle Street | London | W1W 8DH