It’s all about three dimensions and the space inside the boxes, around the boxes, between the boxes. It’s all about space, and you can’t paint the space or anything; you can only make it exist. It’s about seeing and about the actuality of space.
Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce the fifth solo exhibition at the gallery of Donald Judd (1928 -1994), a fundamental artist in the history of postwar art. The opening will be on November 18 and will present seven works.
In the early 1960s, Judd began to work in New York on an industrially manufactured type of works that he defined as Specific Objects, trying to break with the traditional idea of sculpture. His works are conceived with lineal and simple forms, from which he created his own formal language. These began his way to produce works where the repetition of a form, the seriality, the use of industrial materials and the transformation of the space where the object is placed, initiated a new way of thinking about the work of art, in opposition to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Donald Judd and some artists of his generation configured at the end of the 60’s what is known as Minimal Art.
Throughout his life Judd wrote several articles and essays advocating the value of critical thinking and the importance of the artist in society. Judd’s practice evidence how architecture and design were part of his main interests. The conservation and rehabilitation of buildings, as well as furniture design and printmaking, were major activities of his thinking and his work as an artist.