Tuesday, 17 May 2011


I was researching modern ways to do art and I decided to showcase these guy, brilliant (literally)!
Dan Flavin, James Clar and James Turrell, in different times, explored such a modern but still fundamental ideas: Using light to create art.

  Dan Flavin was American, minimalist, and  famous for creating sculptural objects and installations from commercially available fluorescent light fixtures. From that already we can notice that if the guy has brains he could do his art with whatever. "Straightforward simplicity and a deep sophistication".

Here are some of Dan Flavin's work:

  James Clar is a media artist whose work is a fusion of technology, popular culture, and visual information. Focusing on the visual arts, his work often controls and manipulates light. I believe he has more sense of humor when playing with light, it's not about the magnificence of light but how to highlight things molding them with light.

  James Turrell is an American artist primarily concerned with light and space. He makes the architectural spaces seem grand as well as intimately scaled by using the interior structure to shape the light.
Other than his work with light and space Turrell is known for his work in progress, Roden Crater. He acquired the crater in 1979. Located outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Turrell is turning this natural cinder volcanic crater into a massive naked-eye observatory.

“ I feel my work is made for one being, one individual. You could say that's me, but that's not really true. It's for an idealized viewer. Sometimes I'm kind of cranky coming to see something."
 Here are some of his work:

  Roden Crater


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