Artists

Richard Serra

San Francisco, USA, 1938; Lives and works between Nova Scotia (Canada) and New York (USA). In dealing with the weight not only of the material itself but also of the influence of its parts on our bodies, Richard Serra reveals the force of the gravitational force, The beauty of the various states of matter and the power of balance. Known for his sculptures and large public projects, Serra has also explored, since the mid-1960s, various other media, including the film. In HandCatching Lead (1968), a forehand hand attempts to grab pieces of lead that fall successively from the top of the screen. The action, generated by the muscular reaction to a reflex, uses repetition as a method to investigate the gesture: its susceptibility to errors and deviations and the particular effects it produces.