Richard Tuttle is an influential and provocative American artist, who is often associated with post-minimalism and conceptualism. Embracing sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, design and printmaking, his abstract body of work challenges rules and conventions of genre and media. Although a great part of Tuttle’s artistic output has taken the form of three-dimensional objects, he understands his work as drawing rather than sculpture: “Everything in life is a drawing, if you want. Drawing is quite essential to knowing the self. Art that survives from one generation to the next is the art that actually carries something that tells society about self.” In his compositions, the artist explores the relationships between line, volume, color and texture, whilst emphasizing their thoughtful subtleties. Richard Tuttle once stated: “If you’re going to be a visual artist, then there has to be something in the work that accounts for the possibility of the invisible, the opposite of the visual experience.” Unlike the rationality and industrial precision of his minimalist contemporaries, Tuttle embraced the imperfection of handmade objects and is a vocal proponent of beauty and the persuasive power of aestheticism. Influences on his work include poetry, calligraphy and language. Richard Tuttle has created artist’s books, collaborated on the design of exhibition catalogues, and is an accomplished printmaker. Tuttle has been the subject of prominent solo exhibitions at international institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Modern, London. Richard Tuttle was born in Rahway, New Jersey, in 1941.