Comprehensible Abstract expressions -Richard Caldicott

By Vincent Echenique (Twitter @VinceEchenique Instagram: @FFmvincent)

Richard Caldicott
Richard Caldicott

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Vibrant colour and unique form composition are just some of the many stunning characteristics of the artistic approach of this British artist. Thanks to his photographs, he has been considered by many as one of the very true representatives of the abstract expressionism of the last three decades. By means of tradiccional techniques, Caldicott changes the outcome of a mere photography. 

The change results from the multifaceted pre conception of his work. The London based English artist acknoledges an interesting artistic symbiosis. "I have an interdisciplinary approach to work", Caldicott said while defining his works. He is best known for setting up colors and geometric forms out of arrangements of simple kitchen utensils like Tupperware. 

CALDICOTT Tupperware
CALDICOTT Tupperware

Through common implements, one observes formal considerations that reveal the ironic experience of beauty behind simplicity and simpleness. Caldicott likes it simple and precise. 

He has turned out to be a household name when it comes to expressionism in Photography. There were even analogies made to Caldicott´s work and the Color Field paintings of the abstract expressionists Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. 

Caldicott´s love to make art was, however, no coincidence, he recalled.  His whole family had always been into art, "doing art of one or another", which would reveal his dedication to it, he said.

"Of one or another" form of art would describe his above mentioned interdisciplinary approach to work. In fact, he likes "to work across different media," said Caldicott. "I always try to experiment with new ways to make work," he continued.


Endless dedication to work requires hard work and results in the desire of exploring other territories.

CALDICOTT tropic-50x40
CALDICOTT tropic-50x40

"I feel that I am working more than ever, there is work I want to make - yes I think I am open to try different things to make work", Caldicott revealed. It is a work of intercontinental dimensions in countries once considered as remote such China, Singapore, Mexico, etc. "It feels great and I am honoured to have my work exhibited there - I wish I could travel more to see the installation and visit those countries", said Caldicott, while highlighting the most satisfying aspect of making the work: "Just enjoying making the work, and seeing it exhibited in a great space."

Richard Caldicott untittled
Richard Caldicott untittled

By reflecting on his artistic scope, Caldicott concludes: "So far the exhibitions of the work have not been so remote so I think the response has been fairly usual - I don't think people have too much of a problem with it." People understand him  through their fluent interaction with his work, these are the basics of and, perhaps, the ultimate goal of the humbleness that somehow should depict an artist.

See Richard Caldicott´s work on www.richardcaldicott.co.uk

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