American minimalist artist, Carl Andre (1935) is known for his geometrical arrangement of commercial and natural materials such as bricks, blocks and plates.
His most significant contribution was to distance sculpture from processes of carving, modeling, or constructing, and to make works that simply involved sorting and placing.
Andre has sought to renegociate conventions of display, forcing a dialogue between the object and its surrouding.
Carl Andre has received this year the Switzerland’s 2011 Roswitha Haftmann Foundation Prize.
I love it because the artist does not want his sculptures to have a fixed view point, but to be experienced as more than areas or paths.