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Russell Maltz Uses Neon Tubes in His Immensely Stacked Installation

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Jun 4, 2013 • References: minusspace and sweet-station
Artist Russell Maltz is known for using industrial and construction materials in his art installations, and this project featuring neon tubes is a brilliant example.

Stacking up massive pipes to create a giant pile of white and acid yellow tubing makes it seem like a construction team made out of rave-goers accidentally left some equipment behind in a haphazard mess. Choosing his location strategically, the artist contrasts the classical pillars of the arches embedded within the surrounding architecture with the streamlined modernism of the pipes.

Furthermore, the light reflecting off of the neon tubes casts a bright yellow shadow across the pure white interiors surrounding them, making the installation work by Russell Maltz interact with the rest of its environment.