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MATTHEW RITCHIE  Shadow Drawing, 2022

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Shadow Drawing, 2022

Powder coated steel and organic plant material

129.6 x 192 x 120 in.
329.2 x 487.7 x 304.8 cm

 

JCG12444

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Shadow Drawing, 2022 with model for scale

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Shadow Drawing, 2022

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Battle of the Trees, 2022  Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Battle of the Trees, 2022

Oil and ink on canvas

66 x 76 x 1 1/4 in.
167.6 x 193 x 3.2 cm

 

JCG13762

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Yew of the Wood, 2022  Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Yew of the Wood, 2022

Oil and ink on canvas

66 x 76 x 1 1/4 in.
167.6 x 193 x 3.2 cm

 

JCG13770

 

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Discriminator, 2022  Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Discriminator, 2022

Oil and ink on canvas

66 x 76 x 1 1/4 in.
167.6 x 193 x 3.2 cm

 

JCG13760

MATTHEW RITCHIE Servant of the Fluid, 2022 Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE
Servant of the Fluid, 2022
Oil and ink on canvas
66 x 76 x 1 1/4 in.
167.6 x 193 x 3.2 cm


JCG13772

 

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13789

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13792

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13786

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

14 x 11 in.
35.6 x 27.9 cm

 

JCG13794

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13790

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13783

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13787

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13793

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13782

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Leaves, 2022  Ink, wax and graphite on paper

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Leaves, 2022

Ink, wax, and graphite on paper

15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
39.4 x 31.1 cm

 

JCG13796

MATTHEW RITCHIE, Harbinger, 2022, Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Harbinger, 2022

Oil and ink on canvas

58 x 72 x 1 1/2 in.
147.3 x 182.9 x 3.8 cm

 

JCG13774

MATTHEW RITCHIE,  Composer, 2022  Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Composer, 2022

Oil and ink on canvas

48 x 60 x 1 1/2 in.
121.9 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm

 

JCG13779

MATTHEW RITCHIE  Gardener, 2022, Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Gardener, 2022

Oil and ink on canvas

46 x 48 x 1 1/2 in.
116.8 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm

 

JCG13781

MATTHEW RITCHIE, An Illustrated Lecture, 2022, Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE

An Illustrated Lecture, 2022

Oil and ink on canvas

56 x 74 x 1 1/2 in.
142.2 x 188 x 3.8 cm

 

JCG13780

MATTHEW RITCHIE,  Generator, 2022  Oil and ink on canvas

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Generator, 2022

Signed on verso

Oil and ink on canvas

66 x 76 x 1 1/4 in.
167.6 x 193 x 3.2 cm

 

JCG13761

Still from Caudex, Looped digital animation with choral soundtrack by Shara Nova

MATTHEW RITCHIE

Caudex, 2022

Looped digital animation with choral soundtrack by Shara Nova

10:54 duration

Edition of 3 plus 2 AP

 

JCG12541

Press Release

James Cohan is pleased to present A Garden in the Machine, an exhibition of new work by Matthew Ritchie, on view at the gallery’s 48 Walker Street location from September 10 through October 15. This is Ritchie’s debut solo exhibition with James Cohan. The gallery will host a series of one-on-one conversations between Matthew Ritchie and his creative circle, featuring Sarah Schwettman and Carroll Dunham, on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 2 PM.  

 

A Garden in the Machine brings together two new series of paintings, drawings, and a related film with a monumental sculpture. These works explore the ways in which Ritchie synthesizes systems; from the mathematical to the botanical to the poetic, to create a deeply personal language of expressive hybrid forms. The gesture becomes a means of teasing out the overlapping threads and knotty contradictions between seemingly disparate realms of understanding. 

 

Ritchie’s new paintings depict looping vortexes of chimerical limbs and primeval roots, strange organic forms that seem to hover perpetually on the thresholds of cognition and formation. In each work, he builds a richly evocative world that feels at once deeply familiar and eerily foreign. This push and pull between dissonance and harmony, between the beautiful and the grotesque, constitutes what he has referred to as the “plasmatic space of painting.” 

 

These works are an outgrowth of Ritchie’s experimentation with a type of machine learning known as generative adversarial networks (GANs), which treat images as data from which to develop new imagery. For each of the series included in the exhibition, he trained the program using different databases of drawings, portraits, and landscapes drawn from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, medieval art, and his own works into a singular visual language. The GANs functions as an image generator from which he can intuitively build his own compositions. 

To explore the exhibition in our online Viewing Room, please click here.

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