R. ACKLING / R. LONG / A. SCHLOSSER
24/03/2015 - 4/07/2015
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
(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”.
(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.
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.