James Turrell

James Turrell, Grey Dawn, 1991 / 92 / 2015, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, photo: Achim Kukulies, © artist

Grey Dawn

Grey Dawn is entered through a dark space that serves as a juncture. As our eyes slowly adjust to the darkness in the room, we begin to notice a diffusely glowing field of grey. This field is actually an  ingeniously illuminated light room with dimensions that are impossible to fathom. Space blends with surface, distance with closeness, and light with color, as if in the darkness of night.

James Turrell is a light artist who stages situations and sensory experiences that test the limits of human perception. He says, "My work is about space and the light that inhabits it. It is about how you confront that space and plumb it. It is about your seeing."

The artist was born in 1943 in Los Angeles (USA).