James Turrell (b. 1943, California) is a leading figure of the Light and Space movement. His practice spans multiple mediums, including sculpture, large-scale installation, and print. Employing his scientific understanding of light and perspective, Turrell creates colorful optical illusions. Discussing his practice, Turrell shares, “my work has no object, no image and no focus. With no object, no image and no focus, what are you looking at? You are looking at you looking. What is important to me is to create an experience of wordless thought.”
Turrell holds a BA from Pomona College and an MA from Claremont Graduate School. The artist has been celebrated throughout his career, including with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1974, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1984 and the National Medal of Arts in 2013. Turrell’s work is collected by institutions around the world, notably the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), National Gallery of Australia and Israel Museum. Since the 1970s, Turrell has been working on the celestial light observatory Roden Crater near Flagstaff, Arizona.
- Turrell’s partner, Kyung Lim-Lee, captures the subtleties of light and atmosphere in her ambient painted works of abstract spherical bodies. View her work.
- Environmental artist Olafur Eliasson creates large-scale installation works that boldly involve the audience and persuade them to reimagine the world. View his work.
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Collector Spotlight: Ben JakoberMarch 18, 2021For our second installment of Collector Spotlight, a series of interviews exploring the philosophies of remarkable arts supporters, we spoke with Ben Jakober of Fundación Yannick y Ben Jakober. Jakober and his wife Yannick Vu, who are both artists, established the foundation in 1993 in Majorca, Spain. The foundation's primary initiative is the Sa Blassa Blanca Museum, which houses the couple's ever-expanding collection. The Jakobers started their collection with portraits of children from the16th to the 19th centuries, and later expanded to modern and contemporary art. The museum's contemporary wing...