Atlas Gallery is currently hosting a solo exhibition by Richard Caldicott.
The exhibition showcases a collection of contemporary works by the artist dating from 1992-2018. Caldicott is known for his “abstract compositions made from precise arrangements of tupperware and other ordinary objects” (Atlas Gallery). Born in 1962, Leicester, England, the interdisciplinary artist first achieved global recognition as a photographer in the 1990s for a series of abstract photographs he took of Tupperware products. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 from Middlesex Polytechnic (now Middlesex University) in London, and earned his Master of Arts degree from the Royal College of Arts (RCA) in London in 1987. At the RCA, Caldicott received the Venice Studio Award in 1985, and the Cité International des Arts – Paris Studio Award in 1986. Then, in 1991, the photographer received an artist’s grant from the British Council.
The photographs by Caldicott have been compared to the Color Field paintings of the Abstract Expressionists Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. Caldicott expanded his artistic practice, adding painting, drawing, inkjet printing, and photogram to it. His work is included in the permanent collections of multiple museums, including that of the Kunstmuseum Bonn in Bonn, Germany, and the Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg in Würzburg, Northern Bavaria, Germany. His work is also included in multiple global institutional collections, including that of BP, Goldman Sachs, and Merrill Lynch. Also, many high-profile private collections, including that of Sir Elton John, David Kronn and Simon Le Bon, boast a number of works by Caldicott.
The exhibition will be on view through May 5, 2018, at Atlas Gallery, 49 Dorset St, Marylebone, London W1U 7NF, UK.
For details visit: http://www.atlasgallery.com
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder: Louise Blouin