Richard Tsao - prints gallery
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    Installation view of works from Richard Tsao's Round series at Art Projects International, New York.
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 71, 1997, oil on Stonehenge paper, 22 1/4 x 15 inches (56.5 x 38.1 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 46
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 3
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 61
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 42
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 70
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 40
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 119 and Round 120
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 109
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 64
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 90
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 39
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    RICHARD TSAO, Round 74
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    Installation view of nine works from Richard Tsao's Round series.
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    Installation view of nine works from Richard Tsao's Round series at ArtProjects, New York.
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    Installation view of works from Richard Tsao's Rectangle series at ArtProjects, New York.
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 90, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches (27.3 x 21.9 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 20, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (27.3 x 21 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 13, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches (27.6 x 21.6 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 21, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches (26.7 x 21 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 75, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (27.3 x 21.3 cm)
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 16, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (27.3 x 21.6 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 22, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches (27.6 x 21.6 cm), monotype
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    Installation view of works from Richard Tsao's Rectangle series.
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 15, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 11 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches (28.6 x 21.3 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 10, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (27.3 x 21.3 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 100, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (27.3 x 21.3 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 83, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (27.3 x 21.6 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 8, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (27.3 x 21.3 cm)
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 29, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (27.3 x 21.3 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 28, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (27.3 x 21.3 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 93, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches (27.6 x 21.6 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 27, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (27.3 x 21.6 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 73, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (27.3 x 21.3 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 72, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (27.3 x 21.6 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 89, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (27.3 x 21 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 81, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (27.3 x 21 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 9, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 10 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches (27.6 x 21.9 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rectangle 23, 1996, oil on Stonehenge paper, 11 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches (28.3 x 22.2 cm), monotype
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rivers Series
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rivers-1, 2007, water-based silk screen on Stonehenge paper, 11 1/4 x 15 inches (28.6 x 38.1 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rivers-2, 2007, water-based silk screen on Stonehenge paper, 11 1/4 x 15 inches (28.6 x 38.1 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, Rivers-4, 2007, water-based silk screen on Stonehenge paper, 11 1/4 x 15 inches (28.6 x 38.1 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, CP 2-5, 2007, water-based paint on Stonehenge paper, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (14 x 19.1 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, CP 2-1, 2007, water-based paint on Stonehenge paper, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (14 x 19.1 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, CP 3-3, 2007, water-based paint on Stonehenge paper, 7 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches (19.1 x 56.5 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, CP 3-4, 2007, water-based paint on Stonehenge paper, 7 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches (19.1 x 56.5 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, CP Autumn-1, 2007, water-based paint on Stonehenge paper, 5 3/4 x 15 inches (14.6 x 38.1 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, CP Autumn-5, 2007, water-based paint on Stonehenge paper, 5 3/4 x 15 inches (14.6 x 38.1 cm), monoprint
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    RICHARD TSAO, CP Autumn-2, 2007, water-based paint on Stonehenge paper, 5 3/4 x 15 inches (14.6 x 38.1 cm), monoprint

Richard Tsao, originally from Thailand, lives and works in New York. He is known for using a process oriented, labor intensive approach and particular aesthetic of beauty in creating his paintings and works on paper.

Richard Tsao’s Round series monotypes of the 1990s are circles, discs of color, which do not seem fixed in the physical world. These superb monotypes take full advantage of the possibilities of transferring an oil painting onto paper. In Tsao’s paintings on canvas (many-layered works created in Tsao’s specially designed paint flood-room), the physicality of brilliantly colored paint also becomes architecture; in contrast, these Round works are the distillation of the spirit of color.

In Tsao's CP Series, he saturates paper with purples, reds and other rich hues in a multistep monotype process. Found items from nature, such as leaves, provide a starting point to create bold silhouettes or barely discernible vegetal forms. Captured on paper, in dramatic inter-plays of contrasting values and bold color, pigment seems yet in dynamic motion.

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