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(1847 – 2014), United Kingdom

Roger Ackling Related Press

Roger Ackling, Kestle Barton, Cornwall, UK Related Press Roger Ackling, Kestle Barton, Cornwall, UK 25 May 2015, Frieze

Roger Ackling's work is experiencing something of a revival. Not that it had ever gone anywhere, of course. For a period of over 40 years, up until his death last year, the British artist and teacher used a magnifying glass, focusing sunlight into a scorching point, to sear freehand lines across the surface of wood and board.

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Roger Ackling obituary Related Press Roger Ackling obituary 19 June 2014, The Guardian

Recycling material and harnessing the power of the sun, the artist Roger Ackling, who has died aged 66 from motor neurone disease, used natural resources to make work that was exhibited all over the world. He would focus the sun's rays with a magnifying glass to burn grids of precise black lines into the surface of long-lost or discarded fragments...

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