Phosphoresent Art


Change is Hope

Phosphorescent pigments are capable of absorbing and storing the energy of natural or artificial light which it can then emit in the form of visible light when sheathed in darkness. In 1967, inspired by the dynamic possibilities of this phenomenon often referred to as "Afterglow", Marc Egger started experimenting with these pigments in his artwork. His pioneering investigations would revolutionize conventions of art, creating paintings and sculptures that transform according to the changes in lighting conditions; each artwork renders two different images, one in light and one in darkness, often with contrasting effect. For over thirty years, Marc Egger has continued to create progressive artwork, exploring themes of space and time, duality, technology, and juxtaposition.
The artist invites you to have a look for yourself. Each work is presented in light and nightlight condition.