Robert Mangold - Exhibition view, 2017 © Galería Elvira González

Robert Mangold

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Portrait Robert Mangold, Margaretville, New York, 1992.
Photo by Chris Felver & Getty Images.

North Tonawanda, New York, 1937

I’ve always had the desire to make the work a unity… to make all the elements – the periphery line and the internal line, the surface, colour – equal, totally locked together.

Robert Mangold  explores, from the outset of his career, new formats, making a series of paintings that delve into shape and colour. Since half way through the 60’s and during the 70’s, Mangold evolves using masonite panels as support with which he produces different shapes and structures, which he put together in series such as Walls, Areas, W, V, X or Frame Paintings.

As their titles indicate, X and + allude to mathematical operations. Made with rectangular or square canvases, they have the linear figures of X or + inscribed in pencil, respectively.  These inscribed figures eliminate any illusory optical effect and maintain the action on the surface.

In the series Frame Paintings Mangold takes one step further; structures composed of many parts – four or three canvases – which are arranged to create a frame. Above them, drawn by hand, runs an irregular, hand-painted ellipse. This ellipse touches the inner corners of the painting, the inner and outer edges of the rectangles, again emphasizing on the surface of the painting. One of the central elements of these works is the link that it creates with the wall. The wall is which is framed by the work and also surrounds it.

Robert Mangold's Works

Robert Mangold, Plane Figure Series G Double Panel, 1994 Galería Elvira González

Robert Mangold, Plane/Figure Series G (Double Panel), 1994
213,4 x 248,9 cm | 84 x 98 in
Acrylic and black pencil on canvas

 

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Robert Mangold painting titled Double line column 3a, from year 2005

Robert Mangold, Double Line Column 3A, 2005
228,6 x 53,3 cm | 90 x 21 in
Acrylic and graphite on canvas

Robert Mangold painting titled Red green x within x #2, from year 1982

Robert Mangold, Red/Green X within X #2, 1982
170,2 x 190,5 cm | 67 x 75 in
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

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Robert Mangold painting titled Double line column study, from year 2005

Robert Mangold, Double Line Column Study, 2005
76,2 x 57,2 cm | 30 x 22 ½ in
Pastel and pencil on paper

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Robert Mangold painting titled Double line column #7, from year 2005

Robert Mangold, Double Line Column 7, 2005
305 x 71,1 cm | 120 x 28 in
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

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Robert Mangold, Model for Colour-Frame Painting 1 Galería Elvira González

Robert Mangold, Model for Four Colour Frame Painting #1, 1983
47 x 44,5 cm | 18 ½ x 17 ½ in
Acrylic and pencil on wood

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Robert Mangold Four Color Frame Painting 13, 1985 Galería Elvira González

Robert Mangold, Four Color Frame Painting #13, 1985
240,7 x 182,9 cm | 94⅘ x 72 in
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

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Robert Mangold, Plane Figure Series G Double Panel, 1994 Galería Elvira González

Robert Mangold, Plane/Figure Series G (Double Panel), 1994
213,4 x 248,9 cm | 84 x 98 in
Acrylic and black pencil on canvas

 

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Robert Mangold painting titled Double line column 3a, from year 2005

Robert Mangold, Double Line Column 3A, 2005
228,6 x 53,3 cm | 90 x 21 in
Acrylic and graphite on canvas

Robert Mangold painting titled Red green x within x #2, from year 1982

Robert Mangold, Red/Green X within X #2, 1982
170,2 x 190,5 cm | 67 x 75 in
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

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Robert Mangold painting titled Double line column study, from year 2005

Robert Mangold, Double Line Column Study, 2005
76,2 x 57,2 cm | 30 x 22 ½ in
Pastel and pencil on paper

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Robert Mangold painting titled Double line column #7, from year 2005

Robert Mangold, Double Line Column 7, 2005
305 x 71,1 cm | 120 x 28 in
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

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Robert Mangold, Model for Colour-Frame Painting 1 Galería Elvira González

Robert Mangold, Model for Four Colour Frame Painting #1, 1983
47 x 44,5 cm | 18 ½ x 17 ½ in
Acrylic and pencil on wood

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Robert Mangold Four Color Frame Painting 13, 1985 Galería Elvira González

Robert Mangold, Four Color Frame Painting #13, 1985
240,7 x 182,9 cm | 94⅘ x 72 in
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

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