James Turrell is an amazing artist who uses light & space as his primary materials. He was recently interviewed by Harper’s Bazaar prior to the opening of three major exhibitions dedicated to his work this summer at LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Guggenheim.
“His aim has been not to make objects—a painting, a sculpture, or a photograph—but rather to challenge viewers to consider how we see. Many of the works seem equal parts basic science and intense mysticism: Turrell wants no less than to capture the way light looks when our eyes are closed, ‘suffuse and lucid.'”
Read the full interview here: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/g2667/james-turrell-interview-0513/
Here are some great art books featuring the light & space art of James Turrell: