Provocative Neon Art Speaks To Web Slang

Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation

Since the internet, the never-ending evolution of words and phrases changes like the blink of an eye. These neon signs were created from the messy scrawl of Seattle-based artist Dylan Neuwirth. Plucking from modern day “web speak,” Dylan has made a collection of glowing emblems that mark our point in history, almost to the second. There’s nothing more attention grabbing than a neon sign, and this installation illuminates the oddities of modern day speech in a playful way. The universal appeal of this work is enhanced by the statelessness of it; words and phrases not directly from any one region or culture, but drifting out from the collective voice of the internet.

Neuwirth describes where he fits into it: “I see myself not as a regional artist or attached to any one place… I want to be everywhere. Make work that looks like it could be anywhere. To be singular and be synonymous at the same time. Like a totally underground electronic artist who infiltrates the top charts only to return to the murky depths again.”

You can’t help but think: what slang will we be using five years from now, one year from now, or even a month from now?

Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation

Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation

Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation

Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation

Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation Dylan Neuwirth- Neon Installation

(Images by Nathaniel Willson)

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