Any of you who have been following the blog for a while will already know of my love for FGT. He’s certainly my favorite artist and I think his work is incredibly moving. These light pieces are from the Venice Biennale and I think they are visually really stunning. I’m also a huge fan of using light as a medium for creating art. This is quite a different take from the way Robert Irwin (who I also adore) or Dan Flavin tackle light. In this case, the bulbs appear more familiar and common—like much of FGT’s materials—and I think the ephemeral nature of of the lightbulb is emphasized. Eventually, the lightbulb burns out.
God I want to mount him.