Richard Aldrich, Untitled, 2008; private collection, New York; © Richard Aldrich
Richard Aldrich, Reality Painting #1 (my apartment), 2009; Ovitz Family Collection; © Richard Aldrich
Richard Aldrich, Untitled, 2011; Collection of JK Brown and Eric Diefenbach; © Richard Aldrich
Richard Aldrich, Untitled, 2010; oil, wax, graphite and collage on linen; courtesy Bortolami Gallery; © Richard Aldrich
The latest installation in our New Work series brings together an array of paintings by New York-based artist Richard Aldrich. Aldrich revels in the possibilities of painting, using its fundamental elements — canvas, stretcher bars, and paint — to interrogate and celebrate the intellectual and sensual conundrums of the medium. Deeply aware of the historical precedents of abstract painting, Aldrich continues to reinvent painting as a vital medium for contemporary art.