Art April, 24 2013

Neon Takes over Scream Gallery, London for Chris Bracey Solo Show

Chris Bracey presents his first UK solo show, I’ve looked up to Heaven and been down to Hell, at Scream Gallery, London. Famed for his neon Soho Sex Shop creations (just in time for the release of Paul Raymond biopic The Look of Love), this much in demand artist has peddled some right filth over the years. Learning the trade from his father who produced signs for fairgrounds, besides his work at the seedier end of the scale, he has produced for film and television including Eyes Wide Shut, Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Batman films as well as commissions for the likes of David LaChapelle (of course), Stella McCartney, Martin Creed and Vivienne Westwood. Taking inspiration from music, tattoo culture and classic pop art imagery, you’ll be welcomed into the gallery by “a site-specific window installation of a dagger smashing through the window into a neon heart.”

Chris BraceyI’ve looked up to Heaven and been down to Hell –  Scream Gallery, London until 1 June.