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Color Box​​​​​

 

 

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​ARTIST:   Jun Kaneko
DATE:   2006
LOCATION:  Phoenix Art Museum, 1765 N Central Ave.
TYPE:   Art Installation
MATERIALS:   Glazed Ceramic Tile, Grout
BUDGET:   $188,772
DISTRICT:   4
ZIP CODE:   ​85004


​Color Box is a ceramic tile wall mural depicting a lively pattern of hard-edge geometric shapes enmeshed within the mural's pictorial and physical grid. Kaneko's deceptively simple formal abstraction employs a color palette of variations of blue, brown, white and black while emphasizing syncopated rhythm, vibrant color, and asymmetrical balance.

Constructed from 130 hand-built glazed ceramic tiles with 3/8" grout between tiles, the overall dimensions of the mural are approximately 15 feet high by 21 feet wide. (201h x 161w x 1d inches.) Individual tiles are14.5 inches tall by 18 inches wide by ¾ inches thick.

Kaneko has completed over fifty public art commissions, including his two three hundred and fifty foot long Tile Walls at Aquarium Station in Boston, MA (1993-2000), and a 3-story high wall in the Biology library at The University of Connecticut (1997).