Robert Mangold

Robert Mangold

Born in:

1937

Nationality:

American

Birthplace:

North Tonawanda, New York

Based in:

N/A

Biography:

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



Plane / Figure , 1992


graphite on paper


105.4 x 148.6 cm