sunlight on wood with screws and plastic
Two parts: each 5 x 4.3 x 4.3 cm (ref:RA2001)
For over 40 years, Roger Ackling created small, intimate sculptures using the same meticulous method. By directing sunlight through a small hand-held magnifying glass, he burnt lines directly onto wood in geometric patterns.
Like his contemporaries, who graduated from Saint Martin's School of Art in the late 1960's, Ackling challenged the traditional understanding of sculptural production by taking art out of the studio and into the everyday world. He collected bits of driftwood, found and rescued materials such as clothes pegs, picture frames and honey dippers from the margins of our everyday lives. Using his ritualistic and repetitive process of burning, he created works that are quiet, simple and yet powerful.
- B.A. Fine Art, St Martin’s College of Art, London, UK
- Died on 5 June 2014
- Simple Gifts, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
- Galerie Lindner Wien, Vienna
- Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
- High Noon, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
- Von Lintel Gallery, New York
- Galería Elvira González, Madrid
- Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel
- Tadashi Takahashi Gallery, Tokyo
- Sun Days, Annely Juda Fine Art, London