Roger Ackling

  • View large image Five Sunsets in One Hour, 1978

    Roger Ackling, Five Sunsets in One Hour, 1978 Burnt lines on board and transfer lettering on card, 558 x 367 mm Courtesy of Tate Collection

  • View large image Diagram (2003/2004)

    Roger Ackling , Diagram (2003/2004) Sunlight on card and paper, 30.3 x 24.5 cm Courtesy Annely Juda Fine Art

  • View large image One minute is long enough, so its a second, 1977

    Roger Ackling, One minute is long enough, so its a second, 1977 Burnt paper/ photograph, 46 x 16 cm Courtesy of the artist and Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

  • View large image Postcard (date obscured), front

    Roger Ackling, Postcard (date obscured), front Lisson Gallery Archive

  • View large image Postcard (date obscured), back

    Roger Ackling, Postcard (date obscured), back Lisson Gallery Archive

  • View large image Three postcards/ A Three Day Walk dated 28 June 1976

    Roger Ackling, Three postcards/ A Three Day Walk dated 28 June 1976 Lisson Gallery Archive

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

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