John McCracken

John McCracken (1943-2011, United States) was a painter and sculptor who was among the founders of the minimalistic movement in the west coast. Unlike their counterparts in New York, the west coast minimalists tended to focus on color and light. Throughout his career McCracken attended to the relation between painting and sculpture, and the way in which painting becomes sculpture through abstraction. His works, with their uniform colourful appearance and fine glossy finish are perceived as colourful spectacles in space. McCracken’s works have been exhibited in major art spaces in the United States and elsewhere, including the Guggenheim and Whitney museums in New York; LAMCA, TATE Modern, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and Documenta 12 in Kassel.

Related exhibition: Melting Walls

John McCracken, Fling, 2002, Polyester resin, fibreglass and plywood

John McCracken, Ring, 2006, resin, fibreglass and plywood

John McCracken, Galaxy, 1998, Polyester Resin and Fibreglass on wood

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