by James Turrell
Features texts by Almine Rech ‘The Eye of the Beholder’ and Ana Maria Torres ‘James Turrell: Silence and Light’ and conversations between the artist and Almine Rech.
For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell (born in 1943 in Los Angeles, USA) has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. Turrell, an avid pilot who has logged over twelve thousand hours flying, considers the sky as his studio, material and canvas. New Yorker critic Calvin Tompkins writes, “His work is not about light, or a record of light; it is light — the physical presence of light made manifest in sensory form.”