Richard Tuttle ( American, 1941 )
Perhaps more than any other post-minimalist artist, Richard Tuttle has explored the properties of materials to their limit, determining their most vulnerable state, and how they can be used to make an art of abstraction. In this work, one of a series of sixteen prints, Tuttle channeled this spirit of experimentation into the medium of printmaking. Combining a complex range of printing methods such as aquatint, spitbite, and sugar lift, Tuttle exploits his obvious delight in abstraction as the subject, infusing the compositions with saturated color that nearly bursts off the page.
Anna Katherine Brodbeck, ed., TWO X TWO X TWENTY: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art), 2018, 80.