Space installation : neon chains, cable, transformers

419.1 x 170.5 x 269.2 cm (165 x 67 1/8 x 106 in.)

A light-hearted, psychedelic assemblage, Untitled unfolds in space within a riot of flashily coloured neon lights. Hanging from the ceiling or lying on the floor, each lighted bar has its own shape and colour. However, connected by overcrowding that superimposes, mixes and joins them, they become an electric cloud that is both complex and fragile.

Made of scraps collected from lighted store signs, the neon lights in Untitled are "found objects" from the urban environment. This manner of evoking the city is a constant feature in Anselm Reyle's work, who is fascinated by cast-off urban objects and integrates them into an artistic context.

A kaleidoscope expressing the quest for urban harmony that is characteristic of Reyle's work, Untitled is in the Pinault Collection. It was first exhibited at the "Sequence 1" show in 2007 at the Palazzo Grassi.
Anselm Reyle's other artwork