Rico Gatson received his MFA from Yale University. His work addresses identity politics, the history of race, entertainment and spirituality. He has had solo exhibitions at Pierogi, Brooklyn, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York City, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles and Exit Art, New York City. He is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City.
Rico's Upcoming Workshops
Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.
Jul 25 - 29, 2022
9AM - 5PM
Merging Abstraction With Representation
The mysterious and powerful realm of abstraction and how it can be used as a visual tool when merged with representationalism becomes accessible in this acrylic painting workshop. We delve into the basic visual elements of abstraction through the exploration of pattern, color, composition and fragmentation. Advanced students are encouraged to experiment with surface texture and alternative painting materials as well, and to incorporate representational elements such as photographs and figurative painting. These dynamic combinations result in bold and exciting images that use abstraction as a device to interrupt reality and present it in unique and surprising ways.