John L. Severance Fund 1990.78
© Robert Mangold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Relying upon an abstract, geometry-based style, Mangold uses only a few elements-lines and fields of color-to achieve a rigorous order he then subverts. His work arouses and then confounds expectations. For instance, in Five Color Frame, the black line should form a perfect oval but does not. It is pulled, pushed, and carefully deformed by the colored rectangles through which it passes. This tension enlivens the work, but in the end, the colors, lines, and shapes are resolved into a satisfying balance.
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