A Talk with the Artist: Robert Mangold
von Fritz Kappeler, Marco Läuchli
“I think that the key thing about my paintings is that l’ve always had the desire to make the work be a unity, and I wanted nothing to be ahead of anything else… I didn’t want you to walk in and see colour, and l didn’t want you to walk in and see shape. I wanted the elements, which were the periphery line and the internal line, the surface colour, to be equal. I wanted them to be so totally locked together that they were inseparable. No one area of the painting should be more important than another – even the idea.”
The book, which was published in 1993 to accompany the exhibition, is available in the Raussmüller Bookshop. On 204 pages, it contains representative illustrations of the works as well as another conversation between Mangold and Raussmüller and Mangold’s “Studio Notes”.
Interview by Urs Raussmüller, Hallen für Neue Kunst, Schaffhausen 1993
Film von Fritz Kappeler, Marco Läuchli