Richard Caldicott - Biography
Richard Caldicott is focusing on pure form and colour, the British artist composes works in an almost notational, rhythmic way. His current series marks a departure from modernist serenity towards a focus on dynamism and force, compositions that mimic the forces of explosions and fractures.
Caldicott composes his imagery in a painstaking way, cutting and assembling paper in the physical realm before standing back and assessing, then clicking the shutter. There are further stages: the bringing together of two compositions in a single frame to create the densely layered structures, and then finally the proofing stage as a means of enhancing and trimming, fine-tuning the image before it is printed at scale.
Caldicott’s new work “is deliberately presenting a dynamic moment of abstraction, not just capturing it but translating it into a physical object, fixed and reliable, preserving what has become impermanent.” - Art critic Jonathan Bell. Sir Elton John, who owns one of the largest photography collections in the world and who is an avid 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.”
Richard Caldicott - art exhibitions
Richard Caldicott was born in 1962 and currently lives and works in London.Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, London (1987) he has exhibited on an international level including solo shows at Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York (2002/4), Hamiltons Gallery, London (2000/2/4), Camera Work Gallery, Berlin (2000), Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (2000), Dorothee de Pauw Gallery, Brussels (1998), Kunstmuseum Bonn (1997). Recent exhibitions include a solo show LOOP at Goss Gallery, Dallas, and participation in the group exhibitions - Concrete Photography, Museum Wurzberg and 2x2, Rachofsky House, Dallas. Forthcoming in 2006 are - Seeing the Light, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati and Elfering House Project, Dubai.
Richard Caldicott - art collections
His work is represented in many significant collections, including the Kunstmuseum Bonn, ‘Karl Blossfeldt-Albert Renger Patzch-Archiv’ Ann and Jurgen Wilde, Koln, Sir Elton John Collection, London, Gert Elfering Collection, Miami, Merrill Lynch International Bank, London, BP Amoco, London and the Peter C. Ruppert Collection - concrete art in Europe after 1945 - museum im kulturspeicher, Wurzburg.
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