Showing posts with the label James Turrell

Shaping Perception: The Transformative World of Light and Space Art

Light and Space, a captivating art movement that originated in Southern California in the late 1960s, is renowned for its emphasis on perceptual phenomena, such as light, volume, and scale, and its ability to alter the viewer's sensory experiences. This movement is part of a broader category known as "perceptual art," and it closely aligns with the minimalist ethos, focusing on pure sensory experiences created through art. James Turrell – Sculpting light One of the central figures in the Light and Space movement is James Turrell, a pioneering artist whose work is primarily concerned with light and space. Turrell's installations often involve enclosed spaces where light is applied in such a way that it alters the viewer's perception of depth and structure. One of his most ambitious projects is the Roden Crater in Arizona, an extinct volcano that Turrell is transforming into a massive naked-eye observatory, designed specifically for the viewing of celestial phenomen