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  • Richard Caldicott
  • BORN :  1962
  • NATIONALITY : British
  • LIVES AND WORKS IN : UK

RICHARD CALDICOTT

BORN :  1962 NATIONALITY : British LIVES AND WORKS IN : UK

Richard Caldicott is an English artist who explores abstract photography and creates abstract compositions on paper. He lives and works in London.

EDUCATION

He studied at the Royal College of Art, London where he obtained his master in 1987.

TECHNIQUE

As an interdisciplinary artist, Caldicott comes across materials and techniques, including drawing, photography, and sculpture. His works on paper, made with ballpoint pen and inkjet printing, reveal a bare sophistication whether it be with minimal drawings or with buoyant and colourful forms.

Caldicott’s photograms and paper negative series consist of diptychs with the cut-out paper negative placed on the left and the photogram on the right.

 

Richard Caldicott paintings photographs prints in galleries 2017Richard Caldicott - solo show at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, NY, 2014, photo copyright of the artist

 

CALDICOTT’S INSPIRATIONS

His work has a relationship with architectural and musical structures, formalism and geometry, referring to modernist painters, designers and architects like Donald Judd, Max Bill, Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly.

I like artists who do other stuff. With Judd, I like his architecture, his furniture, his printmaking. It’s the same with Max Bill, somebody who crossed over into different fields, with furniture and architecture

Repetition is an important element of the artist's work, this strategy echoes the art making of the Minimalism period. So is series, “Caldicott is an archetypal adopter of a ‘serial attitude’ “ as per writer Derek Horton’s quote.

RELEVANT QUOTES

Sir Elton John who is a fervent collector of Caldicott's work, wrote, "Richard has the unique ability to transform the medium of photography, creating something new, but still using the most traditional technique. Richard is one of those artists who elevates photography to an important and recognized form of contemporary expression."

 

paintings photographs prints in galleries 2015 and 2017 article newsRichard Caldicott - solo show at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, NY, 2014, photo copyright of the artist

 

NOTABLE DISTINCTIONS

1986 - Cité Internationale des Arts, RCA - Paris Studio Award

COLLECTIONS

His works are featured in various international and corporate collections including Sir Elton John collection, Goldman Sachs, and Clarks UK.

EXHIBITIONS BY RICHARD CALDICOTT

Caldicott's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows and art fairs throughout the world including FIAC Paris, Art Basel, Paris Photo, Photo Miami and the Venice Biennale.

GALLERIES

Sous Les Etoiles, New York
Hamiltons, London
F5,6, Zurich
Atlas Gallery, London

ARTWORKS