"For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. ...
Turrell often cites the Parable of Plato's Cave to introduce the notion that we are living in a reality of our own creation, subject to our human sensory limitations as well as contextual and cultural norms. This is evident in Turrell's over eighty Skyspaces, chambers with an aperture in the ceiling open to the sky. The simple act of witnessing the sky from within a Turrell Skyspace, notably at dawn and dusk, reveals how we internally create the colors we see and thus, our perceived reality. ...
Turrell's medium is pure light. He says, 'My work has no object, no image and no focus. With no object, no image and no focus, what are you looking at? You are looking at you looking. What is important to me is to create an experience of wordless thought.'"
Tate Modern: The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay, 15 April – 9 August 2015.
Sonia Delaunay. Hélice, décoration pour le Palais de l’Air, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques, Paris 1937. © Pracusa 2013057. © Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden/Emma Krantz.
Project de Tissu Simultané n°25, France, 1924, gouache, donated by Sonia Delaunay 5 June 1966, © Les Arts Décoratifs.
Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979). “Rythme couleur” (1964), oil on canvas, Paris, musée d’Art moderne.
"1989 -1998 A collective of artists, specialising in large scale installation and performance work, usually of a site specific nature."
"Legendary designer Peter Saville says abstract art is part of our everyday lives. From Kasimir Malevich and his Black Square through to contemporary product design, in an exclusive film for BBC Arts Online he makes the argument that modern devices such as iPods owe their shape and feel to pioneers of Abstraction, via the fundamental building blocks of the Bauhaus and Dieter Rams."