james turrrell : kinetic light artist

My work is about space and the light that inhabits it. It is about how you confront that space and plumb it with vision. It is about your seeing, like the wordless thought that comes from looking into fire. — James Turrell

James Turrell. Within Without,  2010. Image courtesy of Karleen Minney via smh.

James Turrell, contemporary light installation artist, has the ability to transform spaces with the simple use of light, inside and out. His installations create atmosphere, ambiance, and three dimensional realities in an already three dimensional world. Ranging in all different spectra of the rainbow, Turrell’s ideas take perhaps otherwise mundane spaces, and give way to something far deeper and richer in experimental interpretation. With a collection spanning all over the world, his works reach far beyond tangible. One can also find many written works and outdoor play such as the anti-twilight arch.

James Turrell. The home of Richard and Lisa Baker. Image courtesy of Florian Holzherr via artinfo.

James Turrell + Olson Kundig Architects. House of Light, Bellevue, WA 2006.

Image courtesy of Paul Warchol via Olson Kundig Architects.

James Turrell. Louise T Blouin Foundation building, London, 2008. Via Dario Rodighiero.

So many wonderful projects. Here is a quick video displaying some of his other works:

I recommend fellow blogger, Catherine G. Wagley for further online reads: d/visible.


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~ by luxe. on September 19, 2010.

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