He grapples not with diplomacy, but with natural forces. His poetic and minimal work, which spans printmaking, painting, installation art and the written word, sings of the beauty of the wild.
The past two years have been stellar for Tuttle, with an enormous Whitechapel Gallery retrospective and the socking great Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission which filled the gallery with his trademark swathes of brightly coloured fabric.
This latest show features a series of recent works assembled from layers of vibrant fabric from New York and Maine. Sewn by hand and machine, the delicate works continue Tuttle’s exploration of materiality, space and three-dimensionality. 'I’ve been very interested in how space, defined as two-dimensional (a plane, like a painting), can move into three dimensions,' the artist has said.
Quietly, Tuttle has become a cult figure. His work has never played into the hands of art world vogue or bourgeois glamour. As a result, you cannot help but revel in the power of the way he turns fabric, string, canvas and thread into a celebration of the ephemeral, be it landscape, abstract or something thoroughly closer to home.
|What||Richard Tuttle, Pace Gallery|
|Where||Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens , London, W1S 3ET | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
13 Apr 17 – 13 May 17, Pace London is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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