Fascinated by neon signs and old postcards, artists Rob and Nick Carter have created a body of work fusing their two passions for an exhibition opening at the FAS Contemporary at The Fine Art Society, London.
Using postcards sourced from their childhood, the pair have created sculptural works by blowing up each card to up to 150 times its original size and matching it with a neon sign inspired by the type originally found in Las Vegas’ casinos, diners and ice cream parlours.
Rob Carter says, ‘We’ve always been fascinated by the gaudy, lurid neon signs of Las Vegas, and loved the idea of juxtaposing these with the readymade postcards to create different surprising connotations.’
The pair have been working with neon since 2003 and have created a number of installations for the likes of Land Securities and London Art Fair. Photography by the couple is also on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Shadow Catchers cameraless photography exhibition, which runs until the end of February.
Postcards from Vegas runs from 14 January – 15 February at the FAS Contemporary, 148 New Bond Street, London W1S.