Best-known for his vacuum-formed plastic works, whose curving surfaces extend from the wall in stunning, vibrant hues, Craig Kauffman (1932–2010) was one of the most significant figures to emerge from the fertile art scene in 1950s and 1960s Los Angeles. For nearly six decades, he created painterly and sculptural objects that continually experimented with form, color, material and space. Deeply engaged with art history and twentieth-century modernism, Kauffman’s work reflected artistic currents of his time, including painterly abstraction, minimalism and post-minimalism, but retained a formal thrust and an aesthetic energy all its own. Sprüth Magers has represented the artist’s estate since 2016.
Light & Space
Through September 4, 2022
Light & Space is the largest exhibition to date at Copenhagen Contemporary. The new departures and experiments introduced by the artists from the Light and Space movement during the second half of the twentieth century—including James Turrell, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, Doug Wheeler, Larry Bell, Helen Pashgian and Mary Corse—have inspired and shaped several contemporary artists and architects. A comprehensive exhibition highlighting the Light and Space movement has never before been staged in Europe.Link