Neo Egg

Yellow neon

4500 x 3180 x 40 mm11 pieces


In his neon works, Turk not only resurrects the motifs of art’s modernist lore, but excavates and further mythologizes his own practice – quite literally sending his own legacy up in lights. Drawing reference to Magritte’s Elective Affinities (1933) – a Surrealist painting of an oversized egg in a cage, where the two seemingly unrelated subjects find a common theme of redundancy, eggs have been a recurring symbol throughout Turk’s career, appearing in his paintings, collages, sculptures, and public monuments. In Neo Egg, Turk uses this image as a sign of interconnectivity and infinity; its soft yellow radiance giving a ‘new religion’ halo effect to his billboard-scale homage to origin.