Rico Gatson

Rico Gatson

Chuck, 2017

Biography


Over the course of almost two decades, Rico Gatson has become celebrated for his confrontational and politically opinionated artworks, often based on significant moments in black history. Images of riots, fires, and confinement pervade his works, which have touched on a range of subjects like the Watts Riots, the presidential election of Barack Obama, and the formation of the Black Panthers. As Gatson once said: “I’m always interested in seducing the viewer and then hitting them on the way out, allowing a delayed response to powerfully charged content.” Even though he uses painting, video, sculpture and installation, Gatson prefers not to be defined by any single medium, rather thinking of himself as an object maker inspired by Conceptualism and Performance Art.

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May 05, 2017 The New Yorker Rico Gatson How Radical Can a Portrait Be?

Jul 11, 2017 The Village Voice Rico Gatson Black Lives Shine in Rico Gatson's New Show

Exhibitions

Apr 06, 2013 Rico Gatson The Promise of Light

Feb 13, 2009 Rico Gatson Dark Matter

Mar 25, 2006 Rico Gatson African Fractals

Apr 23, 2004 Rico Gatson History Lessons; Clandestine

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Untitled (Black Black), 2016

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Untitled (Black Black), 2016

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Untitled (Target, Ripples and Zig Zags), 2016

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Throne III, 2016

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Panel Painting #5, 2016

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Angela #2, 2008

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Shirley, 2016

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Chuck, 2017

from the series "Icons"

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Michelle 2017

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Family #2, 2013

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Family #3, 2013

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Watts Painting #3, 2011

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