The use of neon in art is definitely not new. Vapor-tube devices filled with gas were invented in the early 1900s and were being shaped and used in advertising by the 1930s. In the decades that followed, the artistic uses for neon tubing became more apparent, and people continued to experiment with the fragile medium.
When used correctly, neon can be much more beautiful than that old dusty sign hanging in the window of a bar. It behaves unlike any other medium and takes physical skill to manipulate. The combination of color and light are also unique to neon, making it a medium of choice for many as a vehicle to convey emotion and ideas. Here is a list of 20 Incredible Neon Artists who have mastered the medium and who continue to push its boundaries.
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