Lisson Gallery

Robert Mangold

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.

Robert Storr wrote in 2000: "Figurative artists develop subject matter; abstract artists like Mangold develop ‘object matter’. His basic themes have been the fragment in relation to the whole (how, for example, can a pie slice-shaped painting be read both as a section of an invisible circle and a form complete unto itself?); formal stability in relation to formal abnormality (an exploration begun with the distorted squares and circles of 1969 – 71); the tangible concreteness of painting in relation to the illusionism to which it lends itself (how does a surface assert its materiality while suggesting transparency?); the effect of image-scale upon image-reception (what, for example, distinguishes a model from a work, and how does a small work function in comparison to a larger one of the exact same configuration?); and above all the desire to keep painting whole, with all its elements clearly legible yet fully reconciled with one another."   Robert Storr, ‘Betwixt and Between’, Robert Mangold, London: Phaidon, 2000, p. 99

Robert Mangold (born 1937) lives and works in Washingtonville, New York. 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, in addition to 'Robert Mangold', a major monograph published by Phaidon Press in the same year.


Ring Image H

Robert Mangold
Ring Image H, 2009
Acrylic and pencil on canvas 203.2 x 203.2 cm 80 x 80 in

Ring Image E

Robert Mangold
Ring Image E , 2009

Acrylic and pencil on canvas 203.2 x 203.2 cm 80 x 80 in

Ring Image Study

Robert Mangold
Ring Image Study , 2009

Pastel and pencil on paper 66 x 57.2 cm 26 x 22 1/2 in

Column Painting 19, Version 2

Robert Mangold
Column Painting 19, Version 2, 2004
Acrylic and black pencil on canvas 304.8 x 71.1cm 120 x 28 in

Ring Image Study

Robert Mangold
Ring Image Study , 2009

Pastel and pencil on paper 66 x 57.2 cm 26 x 22 1/2 in

Column Structure XXI A

Robert Mangold
Column Structure XXI A, 2007

Acrylic and pencil on canvas 228.6 x 91.44 cm 90 x 36 in

Tall Column A

Robert Mangold
Tall Column A , 2005

Print on paper 218 x 50.8 cm 85 7/8 x 20 in

Column Painting 20

Robert Mangold
Column Painting 20, 2004
Acrylic and black pencil on canvas 304.8 x 76.2 cm 120 x 30 in

Attic Series XVII (Study)

Robert Mangold
Attic Series XVII (Study) , 1991

Acrylic and pencil on canvas 122 x 122 cm 48 x 48 in

Tilted Ellipse Within a Square I

Robert Mangold
Tilted Ellipse Within a Square I, 1990

Acrylic and pencil on paper 57 x 57 cm 22 3/8 x 22 3/8 in

Untitled 5

Robert Mangold
Untitled 5, 1986
Acrylic and pencil on paper 70 x 50 cm 27 5/8 x 19 5/8 in

+ Within + (Red Yellow Orange)

Robert Mangold
+ Within + (Red Yellow Orange), 1981
Acrylic and black pencil on canvas 244 x 335 cm 96 x 132 in

Four Colour Frame Painting No.14

Robert Mangold
Four Colour Frame Painting No.14, 1985

Acrylic and pencil on canvas

Exhibitions

  1. Robert Mangold: New Paintings and Works on Paper, The Ring Series

    Robert Mangold: New Paintings and Works on...

    9 September – 3 October 2009

  2. Robert Mangold: Column Paintings and Works on Paper

    Robert Mangold: Column Paintings and Works...

    17 March – 30 April 2005

  3. Robert Mangold: Attic series I-VI

    Robert Mangold: Attic series I-VI

    19 October – 17 November 1990

  4. Robert Mangold: Recent Paintings

    Robert Mangold: Recent Paintings

    1 February – 1 March 1986

  5. Robert Mangold

    Robert Mangold

    29 April – 30 May 1981

  6. Robert Mangold

    Robert Mangold

    20 November – 20 December 1975

  7. Jo Baer, Alan Charlton, Bob Law, Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman

    Jo Baer, Alan Charlton, Bob Law, Robert Ma...

    3 December 1974 – 18 January 1975

  8. Robert Mangold

    Robert Mangold

    27 February – 24 March 1973

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