American sculptor who is best known for his large-scale abstract steel sculptures, whose substantial presence forces viewers to engage with the physical qualities of the works and their particular sites. Like other minimalists of his generation, Serra steered clear of art as metaphor or symbol, proposing instead the idea of sculpture as a phenomenological experience of weight, gravity, space, process, and time. Yet his sculptures still evoke a sense of the sublime through their sheer scale and materiality.


Richard Serra
Richard Serra
San Francisco, 1939

Past Exhibitions

Continuing Abstraction

Gagosian Basel
10/06/2019 — 16/06/2019

Richard Serra: Films and Videotapes

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart
20/05/2017 — 10/10/2017

Rear Window. Glimpses of Private Collections

GAM Milano
23/11/2016 — 26/02/2017

Richard Serra: Reversal

12/10/2016 — 19/11/2016

Contacts & Details

City of birth: San Francisco Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1939 Lives in: New York and Nova Scotia