James Turrell

Light and space movement
James Turrell is an American artist known for his work within the Light and Space movement.
As said by James Turrell, “My work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing, although it is a product of my seeing. I’m also interested in the sense of presence of space; that is space where you feel a presence, almost an entity — that physical feeling and power that space can give.”
For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell 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 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.”


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