Fred Sandback

Fred Sandback ( born August 29, 1943 in Bronxville, New York, † June 23, 2003 in New York City ) was an American artist who may be assigned to the minimalism.

Life and work

Sandback studied from 1962 to 1966 at Yale University, and from 1966 to 1969 sculpture at the Yale School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, Connecticut. On the initiative of the DIA Center for the Arts in 1981, the Fred Sandback Museum in Winchedon, Massachusetts, founded, which was closed in 1996. Sandback died by suicide in 2003 in New York. He became known for his minimalist sculptures, for which he (colored ) aufspannte acrylic yarns in rooms to geometric figures.

Himself he defined as a sculptor: "Over the years, I have the title, sculptors ' preferred. I like his groundedness of it, referring back to my early love for the sculpture of Michelangelo, Rodin and Henry Moore. "

His approach he characterized as follows: " I have solved me early on the model of such individual sculptural volumes in favor of a sculpture that was less a thing in itself and more of a diffuse interface between me, my environment and others who inhabit this environment; constructed of thin lines that left enough room to move through and around in it. Still sculpture, though less dense, with an ambivalence between exterior and interior. A drawing that is habitable. "

All quotes from: Fred Sandback, Here and Now, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 2005.