Robert Mangold

Robert Mangold

Born in:





North Tonawanda, New York

Based in:



Robert Mangold’s paintings, derived from the idea of geometry and asymmetry in shape and form, challenge the limits of the two-dimensional medium, beginning with his early works, which featured irregular canvases of varying sizes spray-painted in unobtrusive browns and tans. Mangold has been associated with Minimalism, however he also recalls sources from Ancient Greek pottery to Renaissance frescoes. For example, in his “Column Structure” paintings (2005-06), the artist demonstrated the evolution of his signature asymmetrical canvases into a vertical plane, evoking classical architectural elements; the delicate and muted stain contrasting the precision of his geometric shapes.

Plane Figure , 1993

Acrylic and pencil on paper

57.6 x 55 cm

Untitled, 2003-05

pastel and pencil drawings, on wove paper.

25.1 x 20 cm each

Yellow / Gray Looped Line Zone Study, 1999

acrylic and pencil on paper

22.2 cm x 63.5 cm

Zone, 1996

acrylic, ink, and black pencil on paper

20.3 x 25.4 cm

Study for Column, 2004

acrylic and graphite on paper

77 x 58 cm

An arc within three rectangles, 1978

Acrylic and pencil on paper

30.5 × 86.7 cm

A Curved Line Within Two Distorted Rectangles, 1978

Acrylic and graphite on paper

100 x 140 cm

Four Arcs Within a Square #1, 1975

charcoal on paper

45.4 cm x 45.4 cm

Zone Study, 1999

Acrylic and pencil on wove paper

18.5 x 25.4 cm.

Plane / Figure , 1992

Graphite on paper

105.4 × 148.6 cm

Curled Figure , 2002

Pastel and black pencil on paper

38,7 x 153,4 cm