When This Artist Turns Off The Lights In His Studio, His Paintings Don’t Disappear

Jul 18, 2016

When the light goes out, your paintings on the wall go right along with it.

That could have a little something to do with why museums spend lots of money and even more time perfecting the lighting that shines over their exhibits. But what if those works could be seen in the dead of night?

This is a concept that artist Patrik Munchenberger explores in his paintings that completely transform in the dark and under UV light. Watch what happens to the paint in these pieces when each photosensitive work is given new life under those conditions.

“O mundo” in natural light.


“O mundo” in UV light.

Paintings 2

“O mundo” in the dark.

Paintings 3

“Aesthetic of Enthusiasm” in natural light.

Paintings 4

“Aesthetic of Enthusiasm” in UV light.

Paintings 5

“Aesthetic of Enthusiasm” in the dark.

Paintings 6

“Die Freude ist ungebrochen” in natural light.

Paintings 7

“Die Freude ist ungebrochen” in UV light.

Paintings 8

“Die Freude ist ungebrochen” in the dark.

Paintings 9

“Don’t wanna play this game anymore” in natural light.

Paintings 10

“Don’t wanna play this game anymore” in UV light.

Paintings 11

“Don’t wanna play this game anymore” in the dark.

Paintings 12

“Untitled Trees” in natural light.

Paintings 13

“Untitled Trees” in UV light.

Paintings 14

“Untitled Trees” in the dark.

Paintings 15

“Chapada” in natural light.

Paintings 16

“Chapada” in UV light.

Paintings 17

“Chapada” in the dark.

Paintings 18

For more insight into his process, check out the videos below.

Image credit: Patrik Munchenberger

Wow!!Amazing!!!Awesome!!!Excellent!!!Fantastic!!! Sorry, I don’t know what else I can say.


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