Robert Mangold, ‘sketches for shaped canvases (three works)’, 2005, Wright

These sketches detail designs by Robert Mangold for his shaped canvases which were then sent to Jeff Syman of Syman Art Service for construction.

Signature: Signed, inscribed and dated to each work 'R. Mangold Oct 4 2005'.

Jeff Syman, Davenport, NY | Private Collection, Lincoln University, PA

About Robert Mangold

Robert Mangold’s paintings, derived from the idea of geometry and asymmetry in shape and form, challenge the limits of the two-dimensional medium, beginning with his early works, which featured irregular canvases of varying sizes spray-painted in unobtrusive browns and tans. Mangold has been associated with Minimalism, however he also recalls sources from Ancient Greek pottery to Renaissance frescoes. For example, in his “Column Structure” paintings (2005-06), the artist demonstrated the evolution of his signature asymmetrical canvases into a vertical plane, evoking classical architectural elements; the delicate and muted stain contrasting the precision of his geometric shapes.

American, b. 1937, North Tonawanda, New York