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Sky’s the Limit: James Turell

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

We discovered James Turell’s artwork for the first time in Houston, where his skyspace (Twilight Epiphany, 2012), settled at the Rice University’s campus, left us astonished.  Ever since, we have been chasing his exhibitions.

Turell conducts senses in a way that an almost mystical experience takes place. His light sources, together with  the selection of the space, burst perception. Windows to the sky, his round, ovular or round apertures in the ceiling decorated with a dynamic palette of colors, intrigue and challenge perception.

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Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

James Turrell’s “Twilight epiphany”, Skyspace
© James Turrell, 
Photo via: Sybaris Collection

His installations are glowing examples of public art. They are imaginary games with sunrise and sunset, where his pieces can be better appreciated.

Turell has been exploring the nature of light and space since the 1960s, and we can’t wait to visit his not yet finished (will it ever been?) opera prima, the “Roden Crater”, an extinct volcano in the dessert outside Phoenix, Arizona, where the artist designed a series of underground tunnels to create a “gateway to observe light, time and space.”

No matter if you are in Israel or The Netherlands, Norway or Oslo, Japan or Argentina, you can find one of his artworks to enjoy. Have a look at the map and find one near you!