Hydrolux, 1986

Basel 2019

Hauser & Wirth

Mixed Media
The installation Hydrolux (1986) introduces a new generation of viewers to the work of Larry Bell. Bell is one of the most renowned and influential artists to emerge from the Los Angeles art scene of the 1960s, alongside contemporaries Frank Stella and Donald Judd. Known foremost for his refined surface treatment of glass and explorations of light, reflection, and shadow through the material, Bell’s significant oeuvre extends from painting and works on paper to his signature glass-cube sculptures. Bell was born in 1939 in Chicago, and lives and works between Taos, New Mexico, and Los Angeles, California. Bell attended Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles from 1957 to 1959, where he studied under Robert Irwin.