Although Bob LAW is considered to be one of the founding fathers of British minimalism, he had no formal training other than brief sojourns as a carpenter and an architectural designer. His interest in watercolour painting took him to St. Ives where he met Bernard Leach, Peter Lanyon and Roger Hilton. The Cornish landscape inspired his first minimalist works. In the late 1960s, Law started to create the black paintings that would eventually be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford in 1974 and the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1978. Throughout the 1980s, Law's oeuvre and reputation evolved. He turned to making sculpture, harking back to his early experiments with carpentry.
Law's work has featured in numerous exhibitions, including 'Artists and Poets' (group) at Secession, Vienna, Austria (2015); 'Abstract Drawing' (group), curated by Richard Deacon, Drawing Room, London, UK (2014); 'A House of Leaves' (gorup), curated by Vincent Honoré, at DRAF, London, UK (2013); 'Bob Law: Drawings, Sculpture and Paintings', Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK, which travelled to Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK (1999); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (1978); and '10 Black Paintings 1965-70', Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1974). His work is included in many public collections throughout the world, including Tate, London, UK; the British Museum, London, UK: and The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, amongst others.