(via Objects of Wonder: Paintings and Sculptures by Richard Whitten)
Richard Whitten’s paintings are provoking. They refuse to act entirely like paintings but are exceedingly not sculpture. They baffle you with titles in French, German, and Italian, optical illusions, and spatial inconsistencies rendered with mathematical precision. Most of all, they insist that you look and look again: at their craft (meticulous) and their art (sophisticated).