“By manipulating light rather than paint or sculptural material, James Turrell made a radical move, introducing art that was not an object but an experience in perception. The very nature of seeing was in question. During the last half a century, the artist has become worldwide known not only for his light projections and installations but especially for his continued work for more than three decades on his Roden Crater project. Whether he’s projecting shapes on a flat wall or into the corner of a gallery space, James Turrell is perpetually asking the viewers to ‘go inside and greet the light’. Through these interventions, he rekindles the location’s identity, turning it into a temple of spirit that encourages a state of meditative contemplation.”
James Turrell was born in 1943 in Los Angeles, California.