Robert Ryman

Untitled, Bruxelles


Not on display

Robert Ryman 1930 – 2019
Polymer paint on vinyl mounted on composite board
Support, each: 536 × 536 mm
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008

Online caption

Ryman is concerned with how a painting is created rather than what it represents. Always using white or off-white paint, he varies the type of support, brush and fixtures from work to work. Here, he applied white emulsion over black vinyl that he had adhered to the front of ten pieces of board. Pieces of tape were then pulled away from the surface of each at four points to reveal a small square of vinyl. This work was made for an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels in 1974, and is one of three multi-part works made at that time.

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