Have you met…Richard Bottwin?


Richard Bottwin

Richard Bottwin

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Richard Bottwin.

Richard Bottwin is a sculptor living and working in New York city.

“Hinge #2” 2012, Ash, Ash Veneer, Acrylic Color, 14” x 22” x 8” (35.5 x 56 x 20.5cm)

“Hinge #2” 2012, Ash, Ash Veneer, Acrylic Color, 14” x 22” x 8” (35.5 x 56 x 20.5cm)

Education
1972-1974 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, M.F.A.
1968-1972 Lehman College, Bronx New York, BF.A.
Blue Façade 2013, White Oak, Ash Veneer and Acrylic Color, 15” x 13” x 5.75” (38cm x 33cm x 14.6cm)

Blue Façade 2013, White Oak, Ash Veneer and Acrylic Color, 15” x 13” x 5.75” (38cm x 33cm x 14.6cm)

Statement

Architecture and functional objects inform the vocabulary of my work. The planes of the birch plywood sculptures, folding inward, parallel to each other, or lying flat against the wall, are shaped to change alignments and appear to move as one walks around them. The surfaces, laminated with wood veneers or painted with acrylic colors, are configured to reveal surprising shapes and patterns with shifts in the viewer’s perspective. A sense of disorientation, implied weightlessness and the element of surprise are created by the reductive forms and subvert the modernist vocabulary of the simple constructions.
“Hinge #2” 2012, Ash, Ash Veneer, Acrylic Color, 14” x 22” x 8” (35.5 x 56 x 20.5cm)

“Hinge #2” 2012, Ash, Ash Veneer, Acrylic Color, 14” x 22” x 8” (35.5 x 56 x 20.5cm)

Other material relating to Richard Bottwin.

Artist website: richardbottwin.com

ArtSlant: Richard Bottwin

Joanne Mattera Art Blog: Richard Bottwin

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