Richard Caldicott, ‘Untitled 111’, 1999, IdeelArt
Richard Caldicott, ‘Untitled 111’, 1999, IdeelArt

Richard Caldicott is most well known for this earlier work series which used Tupperware containers as the subject for his photographs.

As he describes : "Tupperware works used two colour transparencies (overlapping colour), a simple still-life situation but shot twice, and then the image would be flipped, sometimes, you would get a double intensity of colour"

His aspiration when producing those pieces was the transformation of the functionality of every day objects.

This work is edition 7 of 15

About Richard Caldicott

Though he also produces drawings and prints, Richard Caldicott is best known for his photographs—abstract compositions of colors and geometric forms made from precise arrangements of Tupperware and other kitchen implements. While his use of such a mundane consumer product as Tupperware to create his exquisite photographic images could be considered ironic, Caldicott seems more focused on formal considerations than conceptual hijinks. His photographs have been compared to the Color Field paintings of the Abstract Expressionists Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman.

British, b. 1962, Leicester, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom