For Ron, 2009
Richard Tuttle was born in Rahway, New Jersey, in 1941, the artist lives and works in Mount Desert, Maine; Abiquiu, New Mexico and New York City.
Tuttle’s work exists in the space between painting, sculpture, poetry, assemblage, and drawing. He draws beauty out of humble materials, reflecting the fragility of the world in his poetic works. Without a specific reference point, his investigations of line, volume, color, texture, shape, and form are imbued with a sense of spirituality and informed by a deep intellectual curiosity. Language, spatial relationship, and scale are also central concerns for the artist, who maintains an acute awareness for the viewer’s aesthetic experience.
Richard Tuttle’s work is held in nearly every collection worldwide, including in Europe at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution; the National Gallery of Art, DC; Museum of Modern Art, among many others.
Richard Tuttle currently has a show up at Pace Gallery, February 7th- March 15th.
System 2, Winter, 2011
Purple Octagonal, 1967
Boys Let’s Be Bad Boys (3), 1998
Interview with Richard Tuttle: http://bombsite.com/issues/41/articles/1580