No content and no color, just pure Form: white shaded paintings was devoted to Robert Ryman, the boundaries of abstract painting. Instead of flat images, Robert Ryman showed three-dimensional Work and the smallest Details in the development process. Now, the US artist, has died at 88 years in his home in New York, as the "New York Times" reported and the gallery Pace is confirmed.
"We mourn the loss, but we celebrate the endless legacy of his art , and their impact on how we see the world", the Pace Gallery, the Ryman had represented for many years.
The in Nashville in the state of Tennessee, born in Ryman was actually a Jazz musician and found in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) art, where he worked as an overseer. Influenced by painters such as Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, and Piet Mondrian, he experimented from the mid-1950s self-with the painting and the art, devoted himself to soon. After his first solo exhibition in 1967, his Work has been to Look in over 100 Solo in twelve countries shown.
Ryman's art was an "ongoing Experiment with painting" over five decades, as the Pace Gallery writes. Similar to Frank Stella and Sol LeWitt, he renounced in his paintings, to content, to devote himself almost exclusively to the Form. He used almost only white color tones and wore this very thoroughly. His Work had an almost three-dimensional and seemed more like objects and not as flat pictures. Squares preferred Ryman, because they are suggested, according to his own statement, no doors, Windows or landscapes.
purpose is to give pleasure
Ryman stood also in the Tradition of artists such as Jackson Pollock, whose "Action Painting" and called for the creation process. White was used to color, usually the Background or because of their lack of character, moved to the Ryman in the center. He "expanded the possibilities of abstract painting in a radical, he thought continuously about how it arises and how it looks," wrote the site, "ArtNews". Other colors uses the Ryman, but he hid it.
in 1993, the MoMA showed a big Ryman-retrospective – exactly 40 years after he was set there as an overseer. The Show was also seen in the Tate Gallery in London, Reina Sofia in Madrid as well as in San Francisco and Minneapolis. At the documenta in Kassel Ryman were Working in the years 1972, 1977 and 1982, also at the Biennale in Venice in 1976.
In 2007, said Ryman: "The true purpose of painting is to give pleasure. This is really the real reason." (SDA)
Created: 11.02.2019, 11:00 PM