Matthew Ritchie on The Gamblers

Artist Matthew Ritchie discusses the story behind The Gamblers, an installation that incorporates a group of paintings, a wall drawing, and a large floor piece. The works retell the story of the creation of the universe, utilizing a familiar vocabulary that includes a layering of abstract and figurative shapes, color schemes reminiscent of 1950s interior design, and graphic forms inspired by scientific notation.

  • Total running time: 31 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Matthew Ritchie
  • SFMOMA Release Date: October 2000