Dan Flavin

"One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find." 

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


Flavin was an innovative minimalist and Op artist of the 20th century well known for his signature practice working exclusively with fluorescent lights. His medium, which was commercially available to him as readymades, consisted of four standard lengths of fluorescent tube in ten colours with four variations of whites. With his practice Flavin focused on light not just as a medium but also as the artwork itself by observing its affect and how it transforms space.