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Light Art Master: Dan Falvin

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Dan Flavin was an American Minimalist artist famous for creating sculptural objects and installations from commercially available fluorescent light fixtures.

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The relationship between the light, the shadow and the space that he has created has gone beyond the tube itself. The interesting thing is all his works don’t have names, but he named after his artworks with some friends’ or other artists’ name as a mark of respect.

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In 1992, Flavin’s original conception for a 1971 piece was fully realized in a site-specific installation that filled the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s entire rotunda on the occasion of the museum’s reopening. In this stage, he started working on the architecture installation, his works became to be a specific site.

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It’s not only about the light tube in his works, it’s also about the light, the shadow and the space, the tubes are only the tools for him, just like the painting brushes for painters and the knives for sculpturer.

One Comment

  1. Bria Bryant wrote:

    He reminds me a lot of James Turrell’s work. Which was rumored to be featured in his Hotline Bling video.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm | Permalink