Art:21 - Robert Ryman

Robert Ryman’s work explodes the classical distinctions between art as object and art as surface, sculpture and painting, structure and ornament—emphasizing instead the role that perception and context play in creating an aesthetic experience. Ryman isolates the most basic of components—material, scale, and support—enforcing limitations that allow the viewer to focus on the physical presence of the work in space.

Robert Ryman is featured in the Season 4 episode “Paradox” of the Art21 series “Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

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