James Turrell

art & illustration

For over 45 years, James Turrell has been an artist fascinated by light and space. His walk-in light installations provoke emotion among viewers and make them think about space and simplicity.

James Turrell says:

Through light, space can be formed without physical material like concrete or steel. We can actually stop the penetration of vision with where light is and where it isn't. Like the atmosphere, we can't see through it to the stars that are there during the day. But as soon as that light is dimmed around the self, then this penetration of vision goes out. So I'm very interested in this feeling, using the eyes to penetrate the space.

I know from personal experience how great and relaxing a walk in his exhibitions can be. The Gagosian Gallery in London has his latest work on display, so if you are in the neighbourhood, check it out yourself!

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