What you want to express is a much bigger thing than how you may go at it.
Donald Judd studied Philosophy and Art History at Columbia University and painting at the Art Students League in New York. He began his artistic career as a painter, with an expressionist style, and later on started to focus on woodcuts. His work evolved from figuration into abstraction, always placing more focus on linear and concise shapes rather than on the gesture. A key aspect in Judd’s work are his writings. Since 1950’s he collaborated as an art critic in numerous art magazines such as ARTnews, Arts Magazines (which he directed from 1960 to 1965) and Art International. His writings on art theory constitute an important part of his artistic legacy.
In his work Judd always sought to make the forms, as well as the space they commanded, clear and autonomous. He gave up painting in the early 60’s. In 1964 he began using industrial processes to create pieces that he himself referred to as “specific objects”. He rejected the term “sculpture” because of its strong art historical connotations. His passion for architecture, space and the way it is inhabited led him to design furniture. Initially this part of his practice was intended for his own personal use and today it is highly regarded and influential among furniture designers.
Judd produced some important major exhibitions during his lifetime, in museums and institutions such as Whitney Museum of American Art (1968, 1988), the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (1975), the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, (1987),and the Saint Louis Art Museum (1991), among other museum exhibitions. More recent exhibitions have been held at the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama, Japan (1999), the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2001), the Tate Modern, London (2004), the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, Missouri (2014 – 2014) among others. The Museum of Modern Art in New York – MoMA– presents a major retrospective of his work from March to July, 2020.