I’m super excited to feature Dan Funderburgh as a part of my series on male artists. I was lucky to have him participate in my Love book. His sister is amazing too. Dan is a multi-talented artist specializing in wallpaper design. He’s resides in Brooklyn. His patterns, prints and installations are varied in content but all demonstrate an unabashed love for decorative arts. With influences ranging from 14th century Moorish mosaic to 60’s American op art, the work is a repudiation of the fabricated schism between art and decoration. Some of Dan’s work can be found in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and the Miami Museum of Modern Art.
Here’s my little interview with the man himself:
When you were a kid what were your artistic inspirations?
What are your main inspirations now?
Everything. But lately especially science.
What has been your favorite project to date?
Wallpapering my soccer team’s club house in Vienna.
What would your dream project be?
Besides paper what other surface would you most like to see your work printed on?
Not printed, but woven into massive tapestries.
Favorite artist of all time?
Thanks so much for stopping by Maquette, Dan. I think you are tremendous. Plus I adore Stevie Wonder. Music Aquarium and Talking Book are the best. Stay tuned this week dear readers for some other male artists I adore.