Richard Serra

Richard Serra is one of the most preeminent and visionary artists of his generation. In the 1960s, he and other Minimalist artists employed non-traditional, industrial materials to emphasise the materiality of their work. He subsequently expanded his spatial and temporal approach to sculptures to large-scale, site-specific work, of which his arcs, spirals, and ellipses are most renowned. These monumental works engage their viewers as they are experienced in situ. In 1968, he produced his first short film and experimented with video in the 1970s. Serra has held numerous museum shows and participated in important international exhibitions around the world.