Pol Bury, ‘Ponctuation Lumineuse’, 1959, Mixed Media, Aluminium, three fluorescent lights, electric engine, von Bartha
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Pol Bury

Ponctuation Lumineuse, 1959

Aluminium, three fluorescent lights, electric engine
48 × 48 × 5 9/10 in
122 × 122 × 15 cm
.
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Location
Basel, S-chanf
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Pol Bury
Belgian, 1922–2005
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Best known for his kinetic sculptures, Belgian artist Pol Bury began his career as a Surrealist painter heavily influenced by the work of René Magritte and Yves Tanguy. After turning to geometric abstraction and associating briefly with the CoBrA group, an avant-garde movement that espoused the complete freedom of color and form, Bury discovered Alexander Calder’s work and began making mobiles of painted shapes and sculptures in which movement was emphasized. The movements he assigned to these sometimes-monumental works were often slow and almost imperceptible to the naked eye. “Speed limits space; slowness increases it,” he once said. Over the course of his career, Bury created a number of fountains that incorporated water into their kinetic workings, including his well known L’Octagon (1985) in San Francisco.

Pol Bury, ‘Ponctuation Lumineuse’, 1959, Mixed Media, Aluminium, three fluorescent lights, electric engine, von Bartha
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Pol Bury
Belgian, 1922–2005
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Best known for his kinetic sculptures, Belgian artist Pol Bury began his career as a Surrealist painter heavily influenced by the work of René Magritte and Yves Tanguy. After turning to geometric abstraction and associating briefly with the CoBrA group, an avant-garde movement that espoused the complete freedom of color and form, Bury discovered Alexander Calder’s work and began making mobiles of painted shapes and sculptures in which movement was emphasized. The movements he assigned to these sometimes-monumental works were often slow and almost imperceptible to the naked eye. “Speed limits space; slowness increases it,” he once said. Over the course of his career, Bury created a number of fountains that incorporated water into their kinetic workings, including his well known L’Octagon (1985) in San Francisco.

Pol Bury

Ponctuation Lumineuse, 1959

Aluminium, three fluorescent lights, electric engine
48 × 48 × 5 9/10 in
122 × 122 × 15 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Basel, S-chanf
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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