I always see his work on photograph, and once bumped by accident into one of his works in Berlin, but never saw anything more. So when I heard there was an exhibition in the Gagosian Gallery in London, I saw my chance to finally behold his art. Richard Serra is one of the most significant artists of his generation. He has produced large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban, and landscape settings spanning the globe.
At the Gagosian Serra presents three large-scale steel sculptures.
Once I entered the sculpture ‘NJ-2’ it seemed like an endless journey within this beautiful curved steel structure. When I came out I was totally disorientated, especially because it was placed within a ornamentless white room. The use of Cor-Ten Steel is beautiful because of the rust over time and the oxidation process which settles to one colour after a few years.
The art pieces are so beautiful in their own simplicity.