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.
|1972-1974||Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, M.F.A.|
|1968-1972||Lehman College, Bronx New York, BF.A.|
|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.|
Other material relating to Richard Bottwin.
Artist website: richardbottwin.com
ArtSlant: Richard Bottwin
Joanne Mattera Art Blog: Richard Bottwin