Rob and Nick Carter
Wavelength through Blue
23 Savile Row
150 movement activated neon tubes
15m x 1m
Wavelength through Blue by Rob and Nick Carter
This laser-controlled, movement-activated neon sculpture relies on the viewer's presence. It literally tracks and records the human traffic entering and leaving the building. It seamlessly leads the visitor through the reception area to the desk at the rear.
Then with another dramatic burst of blue the eye is thrown up the atrium wall to the spectacular grid-like structure of blue luminograms. All 429 unique light painted panels lead the eye upwards to the sky light. They echo the beautiful natural light above and in turn emulate the dramatic changes of blues in the sky at different times of the day.
The artworks are sympathetic to the simplicity and elegance of the interior. They have been made to fit the space and draw people's attention from the street, making the building a landmark in London's infamous Savile Row.
Rob and Nick Carter have been working together for twelve years. They are essentially colourists. They work in the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture and film. They are married and live and work in London.
Their work has been exhibited all over the world including New York, Los Angeles, Zurich, Geneva, Milan and London. Museum shows include The Museum of Neon Art in LA in 2002, The Nottingham Museum 2003, Leeds City Art Gallery 2004 and most recently at Kinetica Museum in London.
They have been shortlisted for The Pizza Express Drawing Prize, 2004, The John Moores Painting Prize in 2006 and The Sovereign Art Prize in 2007.
Corporate collections include: Seagrams, Reuters, The Virgin Group, EMI, 19 Management, Land Securities and The Royal Bank of Scotland and D2
Collectors include: Sir Elton John, Simon Fuller, Philip Treacy, David Walliams, Darren Star, Matthew Williamson, Kevin Spacey and Jude Law.