Richard Tuttle has become one of the most fundamental figures in art since the 1960s, and continues to be at the forefront of contemporary art. Rather than defining his practice through a specific medium or style, Tuttle explores the areas that exist in between them. Working in the space between painting, textile work, poetry, drawing and sculpture, Tuttle instead turns his attention to elements of composition. Lines, shapes, textures and colours become focal points and means for experimentation as his sublime and often almost lyrical works have an incredibly physical and spatial presence.

Richard Tuttle (b. 1941, USA), has exhibited extensively around the world and has had many institutional exhibitions throughout his career, notably a touring retrospective of his work in 2005 that showed at Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Des Moines Art Centre (Des Moines) Museum of Contemporary of Art (Chicago) and Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles) among others. In the fall of 2014, he revealed a new specially commissioned work in the famous Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern (London).

Tuttle’s work can be found in public collections around the world, including the collections of Albright – Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk), Ludwig Museum (Cologne), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Tate Modern (London), Mies Van der Rohe Museum (Berlin), Des Moines Arts Centre (Des Moines), Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian Institute (Washington), Kaiser Wilhelm Museum (Krefeld), National Gallery of Art (Washington), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco),  Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Carnegie Museum of art (Pitssburgh), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), and the Kunstmuseum Winterthur (Winterthur) among many others.

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