Artist profile

Roger Ackling

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.

Biography

2014
Died on 5 June 2014
1966–68
B.A. Fine Art, St Martin’s College of Art, London, UK
1947
Born

Selected exhibitions

2015
Simple Gifts, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2014
Galerie Lindner Wien, Vienna
2012
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
2012
High Noon, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2012
Von Lintel Gallery, New York
2010
Galería Elvira González, Madrid
2010
Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel
2009
Tadashi Takahashi Gallery, Tokyo
2008
Sun Days, Annely Juda Fine Art, London

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