Robert Mangold (85) is a minimalist artist whose paintings are often composed of simple elements put together through complex means. His works challenge the typical connotations of what a painting is or could be: They often appear as objects rather than images. In many cases, Mangold’s paintings refer to architectural elements or have the feeling of an architect’s hands.
Quote: “The thing about it is that the paintings — my paintings anyway; I don’t know how everybody works — lead you. They almost give you answers.” | “When someone asks what I do, I say, “I’m a painter.” And they say, Well. What do you paint?” And I usually respond with, “I do big abstract paintings.” And they don’t usually say anything after that, because there’s nowhere to go with it.”
— The Art Story
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