Roger Ackling Roger Ackling 17.03/30.04 2010

Galería Elvira Gonzalez opens on March 17 the second solo exhibition by English artist Roger Ackling. The exhibition brings together 30 works produced between 2006 and 2009. Roger Ackling has produced his works for over forty years using the same method: He redirects the sun’s energy through the magnifying glass, causing a beam of light to burn the surface of the wood, creating a relief pattern.

The artist works in direct contact with nature and not in a studio. Alone, sitting directly on the ground, with the sun at his back and holding the piece of wood in his left hand and the magnifying glass in his right, concentrated solely on his work, the external visual world is no longer present. There are no thoughts that occupy him and it is in this solitary and unique moment when he comes into direct contact with his work, giving it existence.

Roger Ackling has travelled to Madrid to set up the exhibition. He has arranged the pieces in the three rooms of the gallery, on the wall, at different heights. The installation of the exhibition is part of a creative process in which the artist returns to see his work once it is finished.