Neon Lights Beautifully Expose Glowing Human Figures

The Glow is a colorful, paint-splattered series by Brazil-based photographer Sarah Leal. Using neon paints and a black light, Leal narrows in on certain features and details of the human body. The orange and green paint splatters mix together with blue skin to create surreal compositions where lips and hands pop out against the darkness.

Inspired by fellow neon artist Hid Saib, Leal reveals to us a hidden world that is only exposed under the illumination of ultraviolet light. She gets close-up to her subjects to capture the intimate connection between the two figures, and the shadows and lights mix together to create a mesmerizing distortion between the forms and the paints.

If you want to see more of these remarkable UV light techniques, check out Into the Space by German artist Lisa Stroeher and these unbelievable glow-in-the-dark paintings by Japanese artist Que Houxo.

Sarah Leal on Behance
via [Devid Sketchbook]

Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.
Become a Member
Explore member benefits

Sponsored Content