black light tubes, fluorescent acrylic paint, 120 × 224 × 9.5 cm
neon tubes, 83.5 × 83.5 cm
black light argon tubes, fluorescent paint, 147 × 108 × 11.5 cm
neon and argon tubes, 52 × 515 × 12 cm
neon and argon tubes, 72 × 224 × 7 cm
argon and black light argon tube, acrylic glass, 26 × 128 × 10 cm
argon and black light argon tube, acrylic glass, 26 × 70 × 11.5 cm
black light tubes, fluorescent acrylic paint, width: 240 cm
black light tubes, fluorescent acrylic paint, 152 × 152 × 7 cm
Christian Herdeg’s works oscillate between function and impression, using large-format coloured light fields and geometric basic forms to make the optical and physical properties of light a sensual experience.
Christian Herdeg is one of the pioneers of light art – for more than forty years he has been dealing with the different properties of light and brings the affinity for minimalism anchored in the medium into harmony with a unique colour poetry. In search of a new aesthetic, Herdeg stages light and colour in all their facets, parallels and contrasts. Herdeg skilfully counteracts the natural property of light to spread out, yes, he designs the light itself, locks it up and thus opens up new spaces for it.
The play with opposites and contradictions makes Christian Herdeg’s works striking and beguiling: When light can be experienced spatially, geometric reduction meets coloured poetry and materiality meets immateriality.
photo © Nina
Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland