Ellsworth Kelly


American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly (b.1923) explores the power of the abstract form through meticulous geometry to create paintings and sculptures which reveal an extraordinary poetic vision. Treating colour as an independent element in which representation no longer plays a role, Kelly manipulates forms of everyday life to create new illusions of space and colour.This unique publication focuses on Tate’s holdings of paintings, sculpture and works on paper. Christoph Grunenberg takes a fresh perspective on Kelly’s practice over the last six decades.