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Richard Caldicott at Atlas Gallery

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Over 30 works by acclaimed British contemporary artist Richard Caldicott, many of which have never been exhibited before, will go on display at Atlas Gallery this spring. The exhibition will celebrate Caldicott's 30-Year career, gathering an exciting variety of works in all media, shown together for the first time. From early photographs through to his recent prints and paintings, the show will illustrate the sustained innovation and experimentation within his unique personal aesthetic. Working and shifting across mediums - photography, drawing and painting - 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 colour 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. The visual elegance present in these early works is carried throughout Caldicott's practice from the most minimalistic Tape Drawings to the vibrant complexity of his pen and ink-jet drawings on paper envelopes. Even his most sparse and minimal works have an architectural quality, playing with a highly-calculated use of space - partitioned, divided and sliced. In many ways, these works are reminiscent of musical notations or visualisations of sound. The exhibition will also showcase a never before seen group of paintings - a medium that Atlas is displaying for the first time. These Perimeter Paintings reflect a use of colour and partition of space similar to his later photographic Constructions. The geometric, rectilinear forms are spaced so they appear to jostle with a sense of movement within their interlocking, precise, and rational structure.

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Atlas Gallery

49 Dorset Street
0207224 4192

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