Robert Mangold




This is Mangold’s eighth exhibition at the Lisson Gallery . His first show was in 1973, Robert Mangold presents a selection of new paintings and works on paper made this year.

Robert Mangold is one of the most pre-eminent artists of his generation. Since the 1960s he has developed an artistic vocabulary derived from the idea of geometry and asymmetry in shape and form. Mangold’s use of subtle colour and curvilinear abstract forms are associated with Minimalism but also recall other sources from Ancient Greek pottery to Renaissance frescoes.
Since his first one-person exhibition in 1964, Mangold’s work has been exhibited extensively worldwide, including solo exhibitions at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, 1971; Kunsthalle Basel, 1977 and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His work has been included three times in both Documenta, Kassel (1972, 1977, 1982) and in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial (1979, 1983, 1985). Mangold has also been exhibited in the Venice Biennale in 1993. The first part of Mangold’s catalogue raisonné exists in two parts, the first in 1982, and the second in 1998-99. A catalogue raisonné of Mangold’s prints was published by Parasol Press, New York in 2000 as well as a major monograph, Robert Mangold was published by Phaidon Press also in 2000.
Robert Mangold lives and works in Washingtonville, New York.
Mangold seeks an equilibrium between the recurring elements in his work: simple geometric forms, coloured with hand-made tints, and often curvilinear lines hand-drawn within these forms. The works are deceptively simple and ‘minimalist’, demonstrating a seemingly infinite variety of invention and nuance within self-imposed geometric constraints.

Duration 09 September 2009 - 03 October 2009
Times
Cost Free
Venue Lisson Gallery
Address 29 & 52-54 Bell Street London NW1 5DA, ,
Contact tel +44-(0)207-7242739 / / www.lissongallery.com

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