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Mark Williams on Robert Mangold

A quick look is not uncommon. Things are often what they seem. Well–they are and they aren’t. A little time is warranted to discover the pleasures of this work by Robert Mangold.

Everything you need to know is right there in the artwork.

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Gloria Ortiz-Hernández on Mark Williams





The question that comes to mind when looking at this drawing is, “How was it made?” The artist lists the materials as oil and alkyd and the surface as acid-free cardboard, but we are left to guess how the surface was marked and with what. Looking at it closely one can identify four slightly different forms repeated in an apparently random manner. It is obvious that the artist has used these unidentifiable objects to make footprints on the cardboard after dipping them in paint.

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