"We only move into the 21st century on the foundation of things that have been established long, long ago."
PREVIEW: Richard Tuttle in Season 3 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2005)
Richard Tuttle commonly refers to his work as drawing rather than sculpture, emphasizing the diminutive scale and idea-based nature of his practice. He subverts the conventions of modernist sculptural practice and instead creates small, eccentrically playful objects in decidedly humble materials such as paper, rope, twigs, and bubble wrap. Tuttle also manipulates the space in which his objects exist, forcing viewers to reconsider and renegotiate the white-cube gallery space in relation to their own bodies.
Richard Tuttle is featured in the Season 3 episode "Structures" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".