Bodega Colome

James Turrell Museum


The works of art represent five decades of the artist’s track record, displayed in a time tunnel. They are exhibited in nine light room especially designed for an area of 1700m². The experience is sensorily amazing for what the art conveys and due to the natural environment surrounding the museum.


“My work is about space and the light that inhabits it. It is about how you confront that space andplumb it with vision. It is about your seeing, like the wordless thought that comes from looking into fire”

James Turrell (California, 1943) is an internationally acclaimed light and spaceartist whose work can be found in collections worldwide. For more than fourdecades, he has created striking works that play with perception and theeffect of light within a given space. His fascination with the phenomena oflight is related to his personal, inward search for humankind’s place in theuniverse. Influenced by his Quaker upbringing, which he characterizes ashaving a “straightforward, strict presentation of the sublime”, Turrell’s art prompts greater self-awareness and discipline regarding silent contemplation,patience, and meditation.

Turrell began his artistic career in California, in the early 1960s, as one of the leaders of a new group of artists working with light and space. Over the past two decades, his work has been recognized in exhibitions in major museums around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Panza di Biumo Collection in Varese, Italy.