Roger Ackling

British, 1947–2014

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Roger Ackling

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British, 1947–2014

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157
Biography

Sculptor Roger Ackling made all of his work by the same method—burning marks onto found wooden objects and scraps by focusing sunlight through a magnifying glass. For Ackling, the method combined the monumentality and infinity of outer space with the intimacy of small-scale objects and alterations: Every mark documents the interaction of a ray of light that has traveled millions of miles with a discarded object that exists on the periphery of everyday experience. Ackling also curated his own exhibitions, transforming his sculptures into large-scale installations and interventions.

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Biography

Sculptor Roger Ackling made all of his work by the same method—burning marks onto found wooden objects and scraps by focusing sunlight through a magnifying glass. For Ackling, the method combined the monumentality and infinity of outer space with the intimacy of small-scale objects and alterations: Every mark documents the interaction of a ray of light that has traveled millions of miles with a discarded object that exists on the periphery of everyday experience. Ackling also curated his own exhibitions, transforming his sculptures into large-scale installations and interventions.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
Articles Featuring Roger Ackling
Humility and Simplicity: Roger Ackling’s Calling Card
Apr 9th, 2015
Humility and Simplicity: Roger Ackling’s Calling Card
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