Roger Ackling
British, 1947-2014
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions
2018
Roger Ackling 'Brought to Light',
Annely Juda Fine Art
2017
Light / Dark,
Annely Juda Fine Art
2015
Roger Ackling: Simple Gifts,
Annely Juda Fine Art

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.