Clark Richert

b. 1941

Through his large paintings, Clark Richert speculates about the nature of reality. He is inspired by Mark Rothko’s use of color and Buckminster Fuller’s theories regarding the structure of the universe. Richert writes “As an artist, I operate on a premise that I need not be bound by the scientist’s responsibility of proof; my responsibility is to freely interpret. That viewers fully understand all the subject matter in my work is not as important to me as their having a sense of the basic content: that these paintings are postulations about large things.”

Richert explores symmetry and quasi-crystal geometry in large paintings and prints. His group and solo gallery exhibitions span the last 50 years. He participated in the Millennium Criss Cross Exhibition in New York and the exhibition Flat Out at the Cornell DeWitt Gallery in Chelsea, NY. In 2011-12 he was included in the exhibition, WEST OF CENTER, shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ among others. In 2015 Richert was featured at the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis in a group exhibition entitled Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. During the summer of 2019 his work is featured in a double retrospective at the MCA Denver, Clark Richert in hyperspace, curated by Zoe Larkins and BMoCA, Clark Richert: Pattern and Dimensions, curated by Cortney Stell. In addition to public and corporate commissions, his work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Wichita Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Kirkland Museum, Amoco, Container Corporation of America and many others.