Selected Works

Since the beginning of his career in the mid-60s, Robert Mangold has combined the classic elements of composition—shape, line, and color—to create abstract works of architectural scale, drawing by hand thick and thin graphite lines on subtly modulated planes of color.

The iconic Minimalist, Robert Mangold is a past master at using colors and forms in unexpected ways, fusing differently shaped canvases and drawn shapes to create new, formalist structures. In his paintings, he strives to employ color relationships to forge an anonymous and featureless mood. Drawn to less “aggressive” and “dynamic” tonal relationships in color, Mangold uses a straightforward and non-referential perspective but often draws on the particular, channeling everything from manila envelopes to the negative spaces in New York City architecture.