Italian artist Alessandro Lupi creates figurative light installations using polyamide threads painted with fluorescent paint for his series titled Fluorescent Densities (or Densita fluorescenti in Italian). Illuminating his installations with a black light, the artist’s three-dimensional human forms emerge through the individually painted strands in various poses and are often exhibited in or on furniture. From a photoluminescent figure lying on a bed to crouching in a suitcase, each glowing silhouette is a remarkably believable solid body of a person.
Each carefully constructed and meticulously painted installation is composed in a unique setting. The artist’s website states, “Every work appears to create its own world, concentrating on the idea of ‘inversion’, that is, on the possibility of offering to the spectator the opposite point of view from the expected or predicted one. In his works the dichotomy of opposite situations, like exterior-interior, freedom-prison or life-death are annulated by the almost contemporary perception of these two aspects without, nevertheless, favoring any perceptive or hierarchic prevalence.”