Dan Flavin

art & illustration

Dan Flavin (1933-1996) was one of the founders of minimal art. His breakthrough use of light has been emulated not only in art but in design and architecture. One of the most important figures in twentieth century art.

He has produced sculptural installations made from fluorescent light bulbs of varying lengths and colors. His sculptures illuminate everything around them, they wash the walls with colors, reflect on the floor so the entire space seems painted.

Minimal art is clean, industrially produced and serially repeating. Flavin’s work set the stage for much of the experience-oriented installation work that continues today.

I really like the interrogation and emotion you face in front of such installations because everyday life objects are made extraordinary.

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