Best known for his lozenge-shaped plastic wall reliefs, or “bubbles,” Craig Kauffman was a major figure in the Southern Californian art world of the 1950s and ’60s and part of the original stable of artists associated with the renowned Ferus Gallery. Kauffman produced abstract paintings and experimented with different techniques and materials, such as resin and glass, but worked primarily with colorful industrial plastics, which he found more robust, as well as being capable of capturing the gloss and luminosity of Southern California. Influenced by both Minimalism and Pop, Kauffman represented in his voluptuous wall sculptures California’s pervasive car culture.
Invisible Might: Works from 1965—1971
Craig Kauffman: Wall Reliefs from the 1960s
The Armory 2010