Overview
RICHARD CALDICOTT IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST WHO LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON. AFTER ACHIEVING GLOBAL RECOGNITION AS A PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE 1990S FOR A SERIES OF ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHS HE TOOK OF TUPPERWARE PRODUCTS, CALDICOTT EMBARKED ON A PROCESS OF EXPANDING HIS BODY OF WORK, ADDING PAINTING, DRAWING, INKJET PRINTING AND PHOTOGRAM TO HIS STUDIO PRACTICE.
RICHARD CALDICOTT IS A MASTER CRAFTSMAN OF THE DECEIVINGLY SIMPLE. HIS REMARKABLE BODY OF WORK OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES HAS ENGAGED IN THE INFINITE VARIATIONS OF ELEMENTARY ARITHMETICAL FORMS.  EVERYTHING IS IN PROPORTIONAL RELATIONSHIP, WHETHER IT IS THE SPACE DEFINED BY THE LIMITS OF THE PAPER OR THE TRANSPARENCY, COLOUR PROXIMITY AND RELATIVITY, VOLUME, CONTOUR, POINT AND LINE.  LIKE MUSIC IT FLOWS FROM A LIMITED SPECTRUM OF SIGNS PLAYING WITH THE UNLIMITED.  HIS WORK STANDS BETWEEN ON ONE HAND A SYNTHESIS OF 100 YEARS OF CONCRETE ART AND ON THE OTHER THE WONDER OF A FUTURE MADE OF BOUNDLESS NEW FLUCTUATIONS.
Works
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2016
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2016
    Ballpoint pen and inkjet on paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2016
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2016
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2016
    Pen and unique inkjet on paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2016
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled #2, 2014
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled #2, 2014
    Photogram and black paper negative
    25.4 x 40.6 cm
    10 x 16 in
    £ 2,750.00
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  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2012
    mixed media on coloured paper
    21 x 29 cm
    8 1/4 x 11 3/8 in
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2012
    mixed media on paper
    16 x 21.5 cm
    6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in
    Series: Envelope Drawings 2012
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    £ 900.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2012
    mixed media on paper
    21.5 x 16 cm
    6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in
    Series: Envelope Drawings 2012
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    £ 900.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2012
    mixed media on paper
    21.5 x 16 cm
    6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in
    Series: Envelope Drawings 2012
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    £ 900.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2012
    mixed media on paper
    21.5 x 16 cm
    6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in
    Series: Envelope Drawings 2012
    Signed, titled and dated by the Artist in pencil on reverse
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    £ 900.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2012
    mixed media on paper
    21.5 x 16 cm
    6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in
    Series: Envelope Drawings 2012
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2012
    £ 900.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
  • Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    Richard Caldicott
    Untitled, 2011
    mixed media on coloured paper
    29.7 x 21 cm
    Series: Tape Drawings
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    Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2011
    £ 1,250.00
Biography
Caldicott attended the College of Art and Design at Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, in 1980–81. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 from Middlesex Polytechnic (now Middlesex University) in London, and earned his Master of Arts degree from the Royal College of Arts (RCA) in London in 1987. From 1988 through 1992 he was a Research Fellow at the RCA. While studying at the RCA, Caldicott was the recipient of the Venice Studio Award in 1985, and the Cité International des Arts – Paris Studio Award in 1986. In 1991, he was a recipient of an artist's grant from the British Council.

 

Collections
Art Lab, Tokyo
BP Amoco, London
Christopher Hyland Collection, New York
Clarks, UK
Dorothée De Pauw, Brussels
Electronic Media Arts, Glebe, Australia
Gert Elfering, Miami
Goldman Sachs International, London
Karl Blossfeldt /Albert Renger-Patzch,
Archiv Ann und Jürgen Wilde, Köln
Goss - Michael Foundation, Dallas
Kunstmuseum Bonn
Leon Constantiner, New York
Merrill Lynch International Bank, London
Miller et Bertaux, Paris
Museo of Electrographie, Cuenca, Spain
Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
Peter Svennilson, Stockholm
The Peter C. Ruppert Collection
Richard James, London
Simon and Yasmin Le Bon, London
Sir Elton John, London
SONS - Shoes Or No Shoes Museum, Kruishoutem, Belguim
Mr and Mrs Vernon Faulconer, Dallas TX
Tara Bernerd, London
Middleditch Family Collection, Australia
Davis Museum, The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
The David Kronn Collection

Exhibitions
Bibliography
BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
The seed of its opposite, Gallery North, Glasgow Kelvin College, 2015
Richard Caldicott, Galerie F5,6: London Art Fair 2010
The Edge of Vision:The Rise of Abstraction in Photography Lyle Rexer, Aperture, 2009
ISBN 978-1-59711-1003
Richard Caldicott, Script. Galerie f5,6 Munich 2007
Richard Caldicott, Loop. Goss Gallery, Dallas 2005
Concrete Photography: Sammlung Peter c. Ruppert, Museum im Kulturspeicher Wurzburg, 2005/6
Concrete Photography / Konkrete Fotografie - Gottfried Jäger. Kerber Verlag 2005
ISBN 3-936646-74-0
Richard Caldicott, Hamiltons, London 2004
Richard Caldicott, Insert. Hamiltons, London 2004
Optic Nerve: Abstract Colour Photography. Wolsey Art Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich 2003
ISBN 0 906688 39 6
Richard Caldicott, Hamiltons, London, 2002
Lautlose Gegenwart: Das Stilleben in der zeitgenossischen Fotografie. Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden + Bielefelder Kunstverein 1999-2000
ISBN 3-925521-59-3
Richard Caldicott, Hamiltons, FIAC, 1999
Richard Caldicott, Hamiltons, Art|30|Basel, 1999
Richard Caldicott, Hamiltons, Paris Photo, 1998
Richard Caldicott, Hamiltons, ArtBrussels, 1998
Richard Caldicott - Christopher Muller: On the Entity of Objects, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1997
ISBN 3-929790-19-X
 
 
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Abrahams,Charlotte. ‘No Hang ups’, The Guardian Weekend, 10.3.01, p.41-42 
Aletti, Vince. Richard Caldicott, Sous les Etoiles Gallery, New Yorker, March 17, 2014, p.13
Aletti, Vince. ‘Richard Caldicott, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery’, The Village Voice, 22.1.02, Vol.XLV11, No.3 
Althoff, Bernhard. ‘Verwirrspiel mit den Dingen des Alltags’, BonnRundschau, 17.1.97 
Bauermeister, Volker. ‘Wo sich Dinge zum Reim zusammenfinden’, Badische Zeitung, 16.9.99 
Bell, Jonathan. ‘Fragmentation, Abstraction, Post- abstraction and De-abstraction’, Exh. cat. Goss Gallery, Dallas, 2005 
Bell, Jonathan. ‘Rose-Tinted Receptacles’, Wallpaper, Sept.1999, p.153-4
Behrman, Pryle. 'Galerie f5,6' Art Projects, London Art Fair Guide Jan. 2010, p.24 
Binsley, Jane.'Inside Story:Ron Redel' Urbis magazine, April 2013 (issue 73)
Bischoff, Dan. ‘Painting with a camera, Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton’, The Star-Ledger, Sunday, December 1, 2002, p.6 
Bishop, Louise. ‘Plastic Fantastic’, Creative Review, May 1999, p.48-49 Boecker, Susanne. ‘Kuhne Verwirrspiele mit einfachen Dingen’, Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, 18.2.97 
Bosetti, Annette. ‘Die Stilleben von heute’, Aachener Nachrichten, 20.1.97 Braxmaier, Rainer. ‘Eine Kleine Auswahl aus verschiedensten Sparten’, Badisches Tagblatt, 14.9.99 
Bull, Stephen. ‘Optic Nerve’, Source 38, Spring 2004, p.35 
Brehm, Margit. ‘Stop Making Sense’, Exh.Cat. Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 1999 
Brown, Neil. ‘Still, Houldsworth Fine Art, London’. Independent on Sunday, 30.1.2000 
Dannatt, Adrian. ‘But if you try sometime you might just find’, Exh.Cat. In and Out, Back and Forth, 578 Broadway NYC, 1992 
Dannatt, Adrian. ’Seventeen’, Exh. Cat. Seventeen, 500 Greenwich Street, New York 1992 
Dannatt, Adrian. ‘Soccer sideline’, The Daily Telegraph, 2.2.94 
Dannatt, Adrian. ‘Richard Caldicott-On a Series of Solid Physical Articles in the Shape of Ten Ordinary White Pages Marked by Black Print Text’, Exh. Cat. Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1997 
Denk, Andreas. Vom geheimnisvollen Leben der Yuccapalme, General-Anzeiger, 22.1.97 
Dent, Nick. ‘Kitchen Sink’, Not Only black+white, No.39 Oct.1999 ,p.14 
Dube, Ilene. 'Through the Looking Glass', TIMEOFF, Jan.30, 2009 p.5
Durden, Mark. ‘Close Encounters’, Creative Camera, Dec. 1994, p.43 
Dykstra, Jean. ‘About the Cover’, Photography in New York International, Jan/Feb 2002, cover image and p.4 
Feeser, Mitarbeiterin Sigrid. ‘Erlesen Abgehoben, Baden-Baden: Stilleben der Gegenwarts- Fotografie’, Rheinpfalz, 24.9.99 
Goldfarb, Brad. 'Full House', Architectural Digest, March 2013, p.96-107
Fiedler, Tanja.’Tupper lebt’, Berliner Morgenpost, 18.9.2000 
Fischer, Joseph. ‘Die Kunst der Stille’, Kunst & Kultur, 9.99 
Gernsbeck, Karl. ‘Kompositionen und zufallige “Schusse”’, Badisches Tagblatt, 13.9.99 
Gronert, Stefan. ‘On the Entity of Objects, The Context of the Works of Richard Caldicott and Christopher Muller’, Exh. Cat. Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1997 
Heise, Rudiger. ‘Lichtzeichnungen, galerie f 5,6’, Applaus, 4/2003, p.55 
Hess, Hans-Eberhard. 'Richard Caldicott: Die Kunst des Minimalen', Photo International Mai/Juni 3/2007 p.36 - 43 
Horton, Derek. ‘Seeing through modernism: transparency, absence, construction’, Richard Caldicott Exh. Cat. Hamiltons, London, 2004 
Horton, Derek. ‘Beyond Recognition’, Optic Nerve Exh. Cat. Wolsey Art Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, 2003 
Horton, Derek. 'The Things They Are', Art of England, Issue 55 March 2009 p.58 - 61 
Horton, Derek. 'Maximum difference: Repetition and transformation, precision and intuition, in the work of Richard Caldicott', Script' Exh. Cat. Galerie f5,6 Munich, 2007 
Kemmerer, Michael. ‘Lautlose Gegenwart, Fotografische Stillleben in dr Baden-Badener Kunsthalle’, Rheim-Maim Echo,15.10.1999 
Kilb, Andreas. ‘Hausgotter sehen dich an’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20.9.2000, Nr. 219 
Konches, Barbara. ‘Fokussierte Stillleben, Die “Lautlose Gegenwart”’, BNN, 13.9.1999 
Kopp, Siegbert. ‘Eine Schule des Sehens “Lautlose Gegenwart”:Fotografierte Stillleben in Baden- Baden’, Sudkurier, 3.11.1999 
Jäger, Gottfried; Krauss, Rolf H.; Reese, Beate. ‘Concrete Photography/Konkrete Fotografie’, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2005 
Johnson, A. ‘Richard Caldicott’, The New York Times, Friday, February 1, 2002 p.25 
Lillington, David. ‘Foto 1’, Time Out, No.1226 Feb 1994, p.39 
Lebeck, Josef. ‘Kunsthalle Baden-Baden: Lautlose Gegenwart’, Klappe, 10.99 
Lee, Vinny. ‘A Woman’s Place’, R+R Interiors, 2002, p.51 
McKay, Ian. ‘Original Copies’, Art Monthly, Dec. 1991, p.24 
MacDonald, Jo. ‘Artists really have a Nerve’, Evening Star, Ipswich, 5.4.03, p.13 
Maku. ‘Nicole Stanners Galerie F 5; 6 Zeight “Lichtzeichnungen” Von Fotografen’, go NR, 04/2003, p.82 
Miyake, Yuki. ‘From London’, Designers Workshop, 1X, No.58, Dec 1992, p.111 
M. K. ‘Mehr Licht!’ Photographie, April 2003, p.86 
Moore, Sue. ‘How much for an original copy?’ Guardian, Saturday, October 20, 1990, p.5 
Muller, Franz. ‘Ein altes Thema in neuem Licht’, Badisches Tagblatt, 27.8.99 
Mueller, Jessica. ‘La Soupe de Daguerre’, Exh.Cat. Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 1999 
Nab, Beate. ‘Die Schonheit der banalen Dinge’, Westfalischer Anziger Hamm, 28.3.2000 
Pearce, Sara. ‘Photographs, big and small – Carl Solway Gallery’, Enquirer, Cincinnati, Friday, January 27, 2006, p.8 
Pesch, Martin. ‘Um die Ecke Wartet die Op-art und grist’, Taz, 19.2.97 
Pfab, Rupert. ‘Iritierende Wechselspiele: Zur Ausstellung “Vom Dasein Der Gegenstande”’, Eikon, 21/22, p.85, 1997 
Pfab, Rupert. ‘Busy harvest’.Exh.cat. Christopher Muller-Seeing Things, verlag fur moderne kunst Nurnberg, 2002, p.62 
Pinsent, Richard. ‘The sensory eloquence of still-life photography’, The Art Newspaper, No.92, May 1999, p.66 
Pitman, Joanna. ‘Cameras, Who Needs Them?’ The Times, 30 December, 2003, p.13 
Pramann, Willi. ‘Kunstverein: Stillleban in der zeitgenossischen Fotografie Tod behauptet seine Gegenwart’, Westfalen-Dlatt, 4./5. 3 2000 
Rexer, Lyle. ‘The Occasion of an Unfolding’, art on paper, March/April 2005, vol.9. No.4, p.64-67 
Rexer, Lyle. 'The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography' Aperture 2009 
Romano, Gianni. ‘Richard Caldicott’, Zoom, May/June 1993, p.46-49 
Rothman, Sabine. ‘Fantastic Plastic’, House & Garden(USA), October 2000, p.108 
RRi. ‘Mittlere Blende’, Suddeutsche Zeitung Nr. 48, 4/2003, p.13 
Schreier, Christoph. ‘Photographic Colourism-Richard Caldicott’s New Work’, Exh. Cat. Hamiltons, 2002 
Schwendener, Martha. ‘Richard Caldicott Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery’, Artforum, March 2002, p.141-142 
Seaward, Ellie. ‘The Perfect Portfolio’, Image, No:303, Association of Photographers, Dec 2000, p.4,5 
Sexton, Elaine. ‘Still Life and Stilled Lives’, Ariel Meyerowitz, ARTnews, October 2005, p.170 
Sheridan, Greg. ‘Original Copies’, Graphics World, Nov/Dec 1990, Number 88, p.17-20 
Shuckburgh, Hannah. ‘April Calendar’, Art Review–The Gallery Guide, April 2002, p.4 
Strecker, Manfred. ‘Lautlose Gegenwart Bielefelds Kunstverein zeigt Stllleben zeitgenossischer Fotografie’, Neue Westfalische, NR.54. Samstag.4.Marz.2000 
T, l. ‘Perfekte Asthetisierung:Promis und Tupperware schoner fotografiert als sie sind’, Mailaichn Oderzeitung, 26.9.2000 
Zivancevic, Nina. ‘Letter from Paris’, NY Arts, August 2002, p.68