Len Lye

Len Lye

1901 | Christchurch, New Zealand.  / +1980 USA



Lye began making his incredible experimental films like "Tusalava" in London in 1926, as well as commissioned works for the British General Post Office.
He continuously experimented with the possibilities of the direct·on·film technique and in various works he used a range of dyes, stencils, air-brushes, felt tip pens, stamps, combs and surgical instruments to create images and textures on celluloid.
He died in 1980 in Rhode Island, USA.