Robert Ryman

​Often allied with Minimalist, Conceptual Art, and Monochrome Painting, Robert Ryman has painted works in which theme and medium are one. A majority of his paintings feature only white or off-white paint on square canvases, varying in scale and texture and draw the eye toward the nature of the brush strokes and the depth of paint. To further heighten the effect of subtle variations in technique, Ryman manipulates how each work is hung on the wall, playing with the frames themselves as well as with each painting’s distance from the wall. For example, the eleven-panel Vector (1975/1997) comprises 11 wood units of the same size painted in white and hung equidistant from one another, the empty spaces on the walls between the panels echoing the nuanced texture and forms of the panels themselves.

American, b. 1930, Nashville, Tennessee, based in New York, New York

Four Aquatints and One Etching Four Aquatints and One Etching
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Robert Ryman

Four Aquatints and One Etching
A set of five etchings, four of which have aquatint
Paper size: 34 x 34 inches each.
Signed, dated, and numbered
Edition of 80
1990-1991
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