Roger Ackling (b. 1947, London, d. 2014) lived and worked in Norfolk, UK. Studied at St. Martin’s College of Art (1965-1968). His work challenges traditional notions of sculptural production. Ackling’s used pre-existing, recycled/upcycled materials and harnesses light from the sun through glass to transfer energy in the form of heat to create marks. Selected exhibitions include Simple Gifts, Annely Fine Art, London, UK (2015); Galerie Lindner Wein, Vienna (2014); Inglebury Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (2012); High noon, Annely Juda Fine Art, London (2012); Galeria Elvira Conzalez, Madrid (2010); Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel (2010); Tadashi Takahashi Gallery, Tokyo (2009); Sun Days, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK (2008). Roger Ackling’s work has been included in many public collections including Tate, British Museum, V&A as well as Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. He was recently one of the invited artists working in collaboration with particle and theoretical physicists at CERN European Organisation for Nuclear Research.
Last updated: 03.08.2017