Time crossing through space…
Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Roger Ackling, Richard Long, Adolfo Schlosser which gathers the work of three artists with one feature in common: their work is directly related to nature and frequently created as a result of a walk in the countryside. As Richard Long describes his work, it is “Art made by walking in landscapes”.
Richard Long (Bristol, 1945) also speaks about his practice as Art about mobility, lightness and freedom. The work by Long accounts for his walks through the most secluded landscapes, some of them together his friend Roger Ackling during his youth. Along these strolls, the artist collects his material. Stone is the material used since the Roman Empire to build roads, stone is the material that evokes the travelled path. It is an identity mark in Richard Long’s work and one of the most important references for Land Art artists.
Roger Ackling (Isleworth, London 1947 – Norfolk 2014) lived and produced great part of his work in England. He travelled around the world (Japan, Iceland, United States…). In 1979 he began to use the wood he found in his walks. Using a lens, he let sunlight burn the wood, drawing a design, and consequently describing his technique as “sunlight on wood”.
Adolfo Schlosser (Leitersdorf 1939 – Bustarviejo 2004), is, as stated by Francisco Calvo Serraller in the Catalogue of his retrospective at Museo Reina Sofía, “An artistic pilgrim who marches at his own pace and shelters in rugged habitats, caves, cabins… It is in his cabin-workshop where A. Schlosser finds his way of relating with nature, of concentrating in nature through nature”. Honey, goat’s skin, birch leaves, mud, seaweeds… these are the materials used by the artist in the sculptures exhibited in the show.