Matthew Ritchie
British, born 1964
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2018
James Cohan at EXPO CHICAGO 2018,
James Cohan
Contemporary Magic : A Tarot Deck Art Project,
ART CAPSUL
2017
Contemporary Magic,
The Untitled Space

Matthew Ritchie's art explores the universe and its structures of knowledge and belief. His paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, and installations typically begin from drawings scanned into a computer so that forms can be taken apart and manipulated. The 2009 animated projection Line Shot uses Ritchie's characteristic imagery (Rorschach-like symmetry and proliferating semiabstract forms rendered in light-filled colors) to journey through space and time, from creation to apocalypse and from the subatomic to cosmic vastness.