James Turrell’s most interesting projects

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Born in Pasadena, California, on 6 May 1943, James Turrell is a color theory and light artist. He’s a respected figure of the Light & Space movement. A big chunk of his career as a light artist has been spent creating currently-unfinished artwork Roden Crater, which are colored cinder cones.

The majority of his completed works include holographs and colored light installations that wow the viewer with attention-grabbing optical illusions. Although they are made up of just light, these visual art pieces look like tunnels, pyramids, flat planes, and cubes. His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions across the globe, including the Museo Jumex, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was the 1984 MacArthur Fellow.

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