Artworks, Stations

Negative Space


Project Description

Titled Negative Space (STScI-2015-02), Mungo Thomson’s two murals for this subway platform evolved from a series of artworks in which he digitally inverts astronomical images from the Hubble Space Telescope’s online photographic archive. For this station, Thomson will recontextualize a stunning image of the Hubble’s 2015 composite photograph of the Andromeda (M31) galaxy on porcelain enamel steel tiles.

Artist Statement

“My work is broadly interested in backgrounds and in all the contextual information that we tune out and ignore but that nonetheless shapes perception.”

About the Artist

Portrait of Mungo Thomson

Portrait of Mungo Thomson

Locations: Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station