STORIES I-XX by Richard Tuttle

アメリカ人アーティスト、リチャード・タトル(Richard Tuttle)の作品集。2020年10月から2021年3月にブリュッセルの「Galerie Greta Meert」で開催された展覧会に伴い刊行された。本書は、作者が書き上げた44の短編小説を彫刻シリーズ『Stories』の作品群と組み合わせた一冊である。本シリーズでは、絵画を緻密に他の領域へと置き換えながら、色彩についてリズミカルかつ現象学的に考察している。絵画の様々な側面をフリーハンドで表現し、合理的な判断を超越し、メディアとメディアが両立する境界的な空間(「リミナル・スペース」)に作品が位置している。ひとつのストーリーから次のストーリーへと進むと、合板が用いられ切り抜かれた作品の特異性とその連続性とが対峙し、フォルムと論理は散発的に現れてはすぐさま消え去っていく。本書に収録されている各作品は、それぞれ作者が新型コロナウイルス感染症の蔓延下で外出制限が厳格化されていた中で書き下ろした短編集より2点の短編小説を抜粋して組み合わせられており、イタリア人作家であるジョヴァンニ・ボッカッチョ(Giovanni Boccaccio)作の物語集『デカメロン』の精神に基づいて名付けられている。巻末には、展覧会の様子が写されたのカラー図版も掲載されている。

Discover Richard Tuttle as story teller and writer: first publication of 44 short stories by the artist paired with 22 sculptural works from the "Stories" Series.

In his new body of work Stories, I–XX Richard Tuttle elaborates on the displacement of painting into other realms to engage us in a rhythmical and phenomenological reflection on color. Using various aspects of painting in a freehanded way his work exceeds rational determinations and occupies a liminal space in-between mediums. As we move from one Story to the next, the idiosyncratic nature of these cutout plywood pieces comes to confront their seriality—form and logic sporadically emerge and disappear.
In this volume each work is paired with 2 short stories from his writings during the Covid confinement, in the spirit of the Decamerone, that inspired the titling of his new body of art works. The book ends with color images of Tuttle's solo exhibition Stories I-XX at Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels.
Born 1941 in Rahway, New Jersey, Richard Dean Tuttle lives and works in New Mexico and New York. His work spans a range of media, from sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and artist's books to installation and furniture. During the 1980s, Richard Tuttle began experimenting with materials and framing devices to probe art's relationship to scale, form and systems of display. Diverting from the cold precision of Minimalist his approach to art making embraces a playful and handmade quality that promotes the idea that things are always "just beginning". Often made out of humble materials such as plywood, cardboard, Styrofoam and paper, his work pushes the viewer to find forms of appreciation that aren't related to craftsmanship. In his own words, Tuttle proclaims that he loves materials, and at the same time is not really interested in them. The subtlety of this paradigm exemplifies his attitude towards art as a tool for life and an activity of sublimation engrossed in language and story telling.

by Richard Tuttle

REGULAR PRICE ¥12,650  (tax incl.)

128 pages
290 x 330 mm
color, black and white

published by MER. B&L