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Interested in the complex structures of the cosmos, Matthew Ritchie examines the world through web-like systems that abstractly map disparate inspirations from science, architecture, and the human psyche in order to breakdown the origins of the universe. Presented on large-scale canvases, Ritchie’s intricate compositions visually represent scientific theories and experimental concepts through the energized swirls that reveal intriguing connections and continually evolve through our exploration.

Condition: There is intermittent wear with associated losses and cracks along all four edges. There are several networks of fine cracking in places throughout the composition. Light surface dirt is apparent in the top third of the composition. Examination under ultra-violet light reveals lines that fluoresce along the extreme outer edges.

Matthew Ritchie (b. 1964) is a contemporary British artist best known for paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and installations whose intricate composition is rooted in a complex mythology of Ritchie’s own imagining. Meticulously catalogued by the artist, this imaginary belief system borrows from the imagery and principles of science, of various established religions (including Judaism, Gnosticism, and Christianity), and of the occult. Ritchie's first solo show was in 1995 at the Basilico Fine Arts in New York City. Since then, he has had solo exhibitions at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (2000, 2002, 2006); White Cube, London, England (2001, 2008); and the Dallas Museum of Art, TX (2001), among others. He lives and works in New York, NY.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Craquelure
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Area: Image
Location: Upper right, Upper left, Lower left, Center, Other location
Notes: There is intermittent wear with associated losses and cracks along all four edges. There are several networks of fine cracking in places throughout the composition
Degree: Moderate
Inpainting/Instaining
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Notes: Examination under ultra-violet light reveals lines that fluoresce along the extreme outer edges
Degree: Minor
Surface Soiling/Requires Cleaning
Specific Areas Yes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Notes: Light surface dirt is apparent in the top third of the composition
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  • Pickup Location: Spain
  • Shipping Dimensions: 90 x 84 in. (228.6 x 213.36 cm.)
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