Robert Mangold 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.His recent series—which utilize elemental forms like the column and ring and employ his characteristic economy of color, gesture and shape—are featured frequently at PaceWildenstein in New York, as well as other international galleries.
Since the beginning of his career in the mid-‘60s, Robert Mangold (b. 1937, North Tonawanda, NY) has combined the classic elements of composition—shape, line, and color—to create abstract works of architectural scale, drawing by hand thick and thin graphite lines on subtly modulated planes of color. Following his first solo exhibition in 1964, Mangold’s work has been the subject of numerous single-person exhibitions and retrospectives at institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; the Akron Art Museum; the Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland; the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; the Hallen für neue Kunst; the Museum Wiesbaden; the Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London; and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.