Richard Caldicott’s works on paper retain the formal aesthetic concerns of his large scale photographs, and are similarly made in series, each one able to stand alone but forming part of a larger whole. Meticulously constructed, they transform mundane materials such as envelopes into crafted objects of compositional elegance.
His work is strikingly restrained, and reflects his long-running interest in Modernist architecture and Minimalist music. As part of an over-arching, decades-long exploration of line, colour, and form, Caldicott presents a sensory experience that is simultaneously austere and seductive.
Richard Caldicott (born 1962, Leicester, England) shows regularly with Hamiltons, London, A|B|C ontemporary| Armin Berger Gallery, Zurich, and Galerie f.5,6 Munich, and has exhibited worldwide for more than 25 years. Derek Horton has written extensively about Caldicott’s work, which is in many important collections including Goldman Sachs International, the Goss-Michael Foundation, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Merrill Lynch, and the collections of Simon and Yasmin Le Bon and Sir Elton John.