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Richard Bottwin
Richard Bottwin, Square 2, 2018, poplar, plywood, acrylic paint

2018

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Architecture, functional objects and the human gestures that occur when interacting with these structures inform the vocabulary of Richard Bottwin’s sculpture. The plywood 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 and weightlessness are created by the reductive forms and subvert the modernist vocabulary of the simple constructions. Richard Bottwin (b. 1950) lives and works in New York City and has maintained his sculpture studio in Brooklyn since 1990. Bottwin’s solo exhibitions include shows at OK Harris Gallery in New York, Metaphor Gallery in Brooklyn and Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia. He has participated in group exhibitions at DM Contemporary Gallery, New York, Bunsen/ Götz Galerie, Nuremberg, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen and Art Forum Ute Barth, Zurich. Bottwin’s museum exhibitions include group shows at The Neuer Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg, Germany, The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit NJ, Moma PS 1 in Long Island City, NY and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Bottwin has also created site-specific installations at The Sculpture Center in Long Island City, NY, The Pratt Institute Campus in Brooklyn New York and In Fairmont Park, Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Art Alliance. His work in public collections includes the Bayerische Landesbank headquarters in NYC and The Pratt Institute outdoor sculpture collection in Brooklyn. Richard Bottwin has received two artist’s grants from the State of Pennsylvania and one from New York State and he was awarded a residency at the Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk NY. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Brooklyn Rail.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 16 in. x W 5 in. x D 4 in.

    H 40.64 cm x W 12.7 cm x D 10.16 cm

  • Gallery location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference number
    LU17222559591

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