Wall Lamp 1
By Andrew Haarsager
Materials: Cold cathode bulbs, canvas
Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 2"
About the Artist:
Andrew Haarsager’s lamps are phosphorescent vectors in space; the only danger with using them to light a room is that they might burst through the ceiling and accelerate into the stratosphere as soon as they’re turned on. Like speed lines made physical, the angular compositions don’t appear to be at rest so much as frozen in time.
As iconic as Dan Flavin sculptures but way more punk, the lights are decorative as well as provocative, a post-minimalism for those of us stuck in small apartments. Made from dissected fluorescent tubes, Haarsager’s pieces partake equally of Russian constructivism, ‘80s club aesthetics, and Space Invaders.