Robert Ryman @ Pace

Robert Ryman, No Title Required 3, 2010 (Photo: Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of t
Robert Ryman, No Title Required 3, 2010 (Photo: Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of the Pace Gallery)

S. Patkin reviews the exhibition Robert Ryman: Recent Paintings at Pace Gallery, New York, on view through October 26, 2013.

Patkin writes: "The No Title Required series is one of Ryman’s largest multi panel works, continuing his investigations into the relationship between non-identical panels, and presenting a further investigation into the relationship between panels. Subtly shifting layers of high-gloss enamel white along the picture plane are framed by blue paint, that extends out and around the support. Creating bizarre conflations of perception as the viewer moves along the work, Ryman’s pieces are subtle inquiries into ideas of continuation and space, creating tacit links between works that are almost completely devoid of any mark."