MEL BOCHNER is best known for his exploration of connections between language, perception and meaning. “Certain things, like how language is related to time, can be uniquely encoded in the act of painting itself.’ (Burton, Johanna. “Mel Bochner Language: 1966-2006.” Pg 140.)
His use of words, shapes and colors combined with a fascination with language and its many interpretations has dominated his expansive artistic career, which spans nearly five decades. Bochner’s earliest work being amongst the first art to examine language in the visual arts is credited as being part of the beginning of Conceptual art.
Featured in dozens of exhibitions and part of many more group exhibitions, Bochner’s work can be found in collections from around the world including MOCA Los Angeles, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.