Installation view, Stories, I-XX, 2020
Richard Tuttle
Stories, I-XX
October 29 – January 16, 2021
Throughout his work, Richard Tuttle (b.1941, Rahway, NJ) overturns traditional constraints of material and medium. In this new body of work Stories, I – XX the artist elaborates on his displacement of painting into other realms to engage us in a rhythmical and phenomenological reflection on color. Using various aspects of painting in a freehanded way his work exceeds rational determinations and occupies a liminal space in-between mediums.
Story XX
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 77 x 74,5 x 5 cm Ref. 4117
Story XV
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 81,5 x 72 x 5 cm Ref. 4119
Story XVIII
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 71 x 73,5 x 5 cm Ref. 4124
Installation view, Stories, I-XX, 2020
Story XVI
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 72 x 65 x 5 cm Ref. 4122
Story XVII
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 69 x 65 x 5 cm Ref. 4123
During the 1980s, Richard Tuttle began experimenting with materials and framing devices to probe art’s relationship to scale, form and systems of display. Diverting from the cold precision of Minimalism and the endgame logic of late modernism, his approach to art making embraces a playful and handmade quality that promotes the idea that things are always “just beginning.”
Story XiX
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 78 x 76 x 5 cm Ref. 4125
Installation view, Stories, I-XX, 2020
Story VIII
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 84,5 x 76,5 x 5 cm Ref. 4126
Story II
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 87 x 68,5 x 5 cm Ref. 4129
Story VI
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 74 x 76 x 7,7 cm Ref. 4130
“Say, in a Constable painting, the experience is unlimited, that what he is painting (the view of Nature out-of-doors) has a reference to something infinite, and in the painting you have the frame which limits the view, you still have two things coming together, the limited experience, and you have the space between…
That is the wall.” ⏤ 1981
Installation view, Stories, I-XX, 2020
Story III
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 86,5 x 70 x 5 cm Ref. 4131
Story V
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine, styrofoam 75 x 70 x 8 cm Ref. 4132
Story IX
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine, aluminium 79,5 x 69 x 8,5 cm Ref. 4133
Installation view, Stories, I-XX, 2020
Madness as Metaphor;
Finding a Visual Way to Art History


“If painting can be thought of as bound to a surface, it also can be thought of as separated from it. In this case the surface and painting are free and independent – each can develop. It is exciting to see the forms each takes and the problems solved. And one does not need to go back or stay in place, but can go forward.” ⏤ 2018
Story IV
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 85,5 x 74,5 x 7,8 cm Ref. 4134
Story X
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 79 x 69,5 x 5 cm Ref. 4135
Story XII
Richard Tuttle
2020


plywood, spray paint, pine 174 x 74,5 x 5 cm Ref. 4137
Installation view, Stories, I-XX, 2020
The Role of the Story Teller
Richard Tuttle, Phillip Van den Bossche, and Luc Derycke
2020

440 pages Paperback English




” We can use the same words for both: depth, tone, brightness etc. Where sound is not ordered in nature, we order it and make music. Color must be the same.”
⏤ Richard Tuttle


Richard Tuttle, Kαλλίρροος kallirroos schön-fliessend, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 2016