Richard Caldicott, ‘Untitled , 2014’, 2014, IdeelArt
Richard Caldicott, ‘Untitled , 2014’, 2014, IdeelArt

Caldicott has always had a habit of working serially; his works on paper are rapidly produced and large in quantity. His drawings have a minimal esthetic, an architectural character, created with only one or two lines. Pastel tones, softened colors, and a formal composition generate a feeling of austerity and sophistication.

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