John McCracken

  • , 2004
    © John McCracken, courtesy Almine Rech
    All rights reserved
  • , in his studio with 'Hopi', 1989
    © John McCracken, courtesy Almine Rech
    All rights reserved
  • , Untitled, Black Column, 1977
    Polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood
    292,1 x 121,9 x 73.7 cm
    115 x 48 x 29 inches
  • , Untitled, 1972
    Polyester resin, fiberglass and wood
    250,2 x 45,7 x 4.1 cm
    98 1/2 x 18 x 1 5/8 inches
  • , Dark Matter, 1990
    Polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood
    22,9 x 228,9 x 40,6 cm
    9 x 90 1/8 x 16 inches
  • , Enter, 2000
    Polyester resin, fiberglass and wood
    231 x 38 x 6,5 cm
  • , Comet, 2000
    Stainless steel
    14,5 x 254 x 16,5 cm
  • , Now, 2009
    Polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood
    50,8 x 31,1 x 19,1 cm
  • , Ring, 2006
    Resin, fiberglass and plywood
    54,6 x 24,1 x 27,9 cm
  • , Untitled, 2008
    Stainless steel
    254 x 48,3 x 30,5 cm
    100 x 19 x 12 Inches
  • , Link, 2000
    Polyester resin, fiber glass and wood
    231 x 38 x 6,5 cm

« I try to make beautiful objects that are strongly material and that at the same time have on otherwordly appearance, like mental visions.»

Although working with the Minimalist theory from the outset, John McCracken (1934-2011) has never denied individual sensibility and the artist’s manual activity in favour of industrial manufacture. Both painting and sculpture, the 'plank', is a wood core, spray painted and cast in colored Polyester resin lacquer. Hand polished by the artist to reach his desired Finish Fetish, the plank is the work that best symbolizes his activity. In his practice, the idea of reflection has an essential place, encompassing the environment by reflecting it, the onlooker becomes aware simultaneously of the space he is in, and the object he is looking at.


Exhibitions


Museum Exhibitions

  • The cool years: Los Angeles, from Pop Art to Light and Space

    Villa Arson, Nice, France

Selected press