Robert Irwin 2 x 2 x 2 x 2


Artist profile

Robert Irwin

One of the pivotal figures in recent American art, Robert Irwin's career has spanned a period of more than 60 years. His site-responsive works aim to refocus the habituated eye, posing questions rather than providing answers and encouraging the viewer to be made aware, afresh, of the visual field around them. Irwin has said about his art that he tries to ‘open up things’ and ‘just allow them to happen’, but also that ‘the pure subject of art is human perception’: a conditional activity determined by context.


Current gallery exhibitions