John McCracken - Rencontres 4
Text by Frédéric Fournier
24 x 17 cm, 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches
English / French
Published by Images modernes - Almine Rech Gallery Editions
« I try to make beautiful objects that are strongly material and that at the same time have on otherwordly appearance, like mental visions.»
Although working with the Minimalist theory from the outset, John McCracken (1934-2011) has never denied individual sensibility and the artist’s manual activity in favour of industrial manufacture. Both painting and sculpture, the 'plank', is a wood core, spray painted and cast in colored Polyester resin lacquer. Hand polished by the artist to reach his desired Finish Fetish, the plank is the work that best symbolizes his activity. In his practice, the idea of reflection has an essential place, encompassing the environment by reflecting it, the onlooker becomes aware simultaneously of the space he is in, and the object he is looking at.