You Don’t Need A Blacklight To Appreciate This Art, But It Helps

You Don’t Need A Blacklight To Appreciate This Art, But It Helps

Say the word “blacklight” and you either think of cheesy dorm-room decor or a means to find stains on a bed. The connotations are not what’d you call good. For artists, though, blacklight can give already cool images a bit of a kick, and that’s what’s happening in this brand new art show.

The show is called “Blacklight 3” and it’s at Hero Complex Galaxy in Los Angeles, California.

Editor’s note: Our Australian audience will just have to look on in envy.

It’s comprised of dozens of unique posters and pieces of art, all of which shine a little brighter under a blacklight. But this is the internet, so we can only show you what they look like without that enhancement. Here are a few of our favourite pieces in the show, which you can see in full at this link.

You Don’t Need A Blacklight To Appreciate This Art, But It HelpsBeetlejuice by Dan Mumford
You Don’t Need A Blacklight To Appreciate This Art, But It HelpsInto the Spider-Verse by Danny Haas
You Don’t Need A Blacklight To Appreciate This Art, But It HelpsPsycho by Melvin Mago
You Don’t Need A Blacklight To Appreciate This Art, But It HelpsIt: Chapter One by Barrett Chapman
You Don’t Need A Blacklight To Appreciate This Art, But It HelpsJohn Wick by Rhys Cooper
You Don’t Need A Blacklight To Appreciate This Art, But It HelpsJessica Rabbit by Craig Drake

Now, imagine those posters under blacklight. All the neons pop out. Sometimes specific shapes pop out. It’s really very cool.

The show is now online at the HCG home page and in person, if you happen to be travelling to Cali.