» in collaboration with Annely Juda Fine Art, London «
* 1947 in London, GB
† 2014 in Norfolk, GB
exhibitions at Michael Sturm Gallery:
Roger Ackling makes his intricate delicate objects from pieces of wood found on coastal walks - not only drift wood, but remnants of previous objects now obsolete, unidentifiable or broken - weathered by time and the elements and often including rusted nails, holes, stains or daubs of earlier paintwork. Using a magnifying glass he burns lines across the wood in a single sitting. His pieces are quiet, simple and powerful.
Ackling's work poses questions about the relationship between nature and humanity and yet, up until now, they have been formed without the direct contact of the artist's hand - their production is remote but their alteration by the artist gives them a specific and serene individuality.