Donald Judd – “to create reality, not a picture of it”

Donald Judd, box

Donald Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994) was a minimalist artist (a term he stridently disavowed). In his work, Judd sought autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. It created an outpouring of seemingly effervescent structure without the rigor associated with minimalism proper. “Wikipedia

An admirer of Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Judd quoted the former with approval: “I wanted to create reality, not a picture of it.Nicolas Serota

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