About the artist
b. 1941 in Rahway, New Jersey, USA
Lives and works in Mount Desert, Maine; Abiquiu, New Mexico and New York City, USA
Richard Tuttle and its ability to overturn traditional constraints of material and medium, comes as a transition to consider painting’s potential when displaced into other realms. By engaging various aspects of painting in a freehanded way, Richard Tuttle’s work exceeds rational determinations. The merging of painting and sculpture is an important part of his work, which occupies a liminal space in-between mediums. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he experimented with material and began to incorporate the frame as an element to engage with scale, light, systems of display, and marginal spaces such as floors and corners. Rejecting the precision of Minimalism, he embraced a handmade quality enabling him to draw beauty out of humble materials.