5 Questions: John McCracken
This article is from 2009.
American minimalist sculptor John McCracken’s surfboard-inspired objects, with their bold use of colour and form, have influenced generations. As Inverleith House prepares to unveil his first solo exhibition in Scotland he tackles our Q & A
5 words to describe your show at Inverleith House?
Minimal, maximal, 3D, colour, space.
Which 4 visual artists should be better known than they currently are?
James Hayward, Gregory Botts, Jenny Hankwitz, Gail Barringer.
Which 3 shows in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival programme particularly excite you?
Eva Hesse, Callum Innes, Jupiter Art Land.
Which 2 artists have been the most influential on your work?
Barnett Newman and whoever made the diorite statue of King Khafre (builder of the second pyramid at Giza).
1 word that sums up how you feel about making art.
Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith House, 248 2983, 6 Aug–11 Oct (not Mon), free.