Working and shifting across mediums – photography, drawing and painting – British contemporary artist Richard Caldicott’s work is inextricably linked through its minimal aesthetic and focus. His early photographs of precise arrangements of Tupperware and everyday objects placed like trophies against painted backdrops are striking compositions of chromatic color and form. The use and elevation of these usually mundane, household objects in these photographs result in an interplay between luminosity and intensity, transparency and saturation – as visible in Orange Flask, 1996 and in Untitled No. 17. As in the Tupperware composition Untitled No.179, 2000 the original objects are often abstracted from their context, to the point where any reference to their original nature is erased.
Over 30 of his works, many of which have never been exhibited before, are currently on view at Atlas Gallery. The exhibition celebrates Caldicott’s 30-Year career, gathering an exciting variety of works in all media, from early photographs through to his recent prints and paintings. It illustrates the sustained innovation and experimentation within his unique personal aesthetic.
More information at http://www.atlasgallery.com/
49 Dorset Street London, W1U 7NF UK
March 01, 2018 to May 05, 2018