Dan Flavin was born 1933 in New York and died 1996 in Wainscott, New York. The work of this American artist is composed of light; more specifically, fluorescent bulbs and industrial light fixtures. One of the pioneers of minimalism in the early 60s, Flavin´s placement of light varies in relationship to the existing architecture, illuminating architectural spaces while subtly altering the viewer´s perception of them. While the shadows and dramatic colors that emanate from the pieces blur the contours of the surrounding space, these works - whether installed directly on the floor or the wall - retain a discrete relationship toward their environment, much like a painting or sculpture. Although the light installations create a highly-charged environment, Flavin did not believe in overinterpretation or mystification: »Quick, available comprehension is intended for participants in my installations. One should not have to pause over art any longer.«
Untitled (Triptych) 1996-98 From the portfolio Sequences Three aquatints printed from two to three plates each on Twinrocker handmade rag paper. Each print 50 x 40 cm (19¾ x 15¾"), each print numbered and estate signed by the artist´s son, Stephen Flavin. Edition of 60.
Dan Flavin was born 1933 in New York, died 1996 in Wainscott, New York. Beginning in 1961 the artist Dan Flavin made the industrial fluorescent light tube his almost exclusive material; in doing this, he was not intrigued by the configuration of light fixtures but by the effects of their complex colored light in an interior space. In his few monochrome prints Flavin does not illustrate fluorescent light, but suggests color and light translated into the graphic medium.