Richard Tuttle is a post-minimalist painter and sculptor whose signature is small-scale, intimate works with a lightness of touch. He also produces drawings, prints, art books, and art installations, and many of his pieces cross the boundaries between categories. Active since the sixties, Tuttle has influenced many other contemporary artists and is himself influenced by the post-war minimalist and conceptual movements. From those starting points he developed a style that is less grand and sprawling, more human and personal. His work generally stems from abstract conceptions of lines, shapes, and spatial relationships, and his belief that "artists come out of nature, like the clouds that just happen" entails the ambiguous, "dreamlike" qualities of his work. While artists come from nature, art is a human invention that makes life bearable, according to Tuttle. To emphasize the closeness between art and life, he draws both his ideas and his materials from day-to-day living. "Purple Octagonal" (1967), for example, is not an octagon painted onto traditional canvas, but a creased piece of soft-colored cloth with eight uneven sides, and "The Place in the Window II" (2013) features clumps of dyed cotton pulp clinging to wire mesh shapes. By assembling string, wire, paper, tape, and fabric into simple forms in subtle colors, Richard Tuttle aims to transform commonplace objects into high art. Less
Richard Tuttle is a post-minimalist painter and sculptor whose signature is small-scale, intimate works with a lightness of touch. He also produces drawings, prints, art books, and art installations, and many of his pieces cross the boundaries betwee More
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