Clark Richert 2019 Exhibition Catalog: In Hyperspace
Richert creates patterns reminiscent of arabesque designs which carry the kind of intellectual weight you might expect to find at an MIT lab. Richert paintings require not only a possession of knowledge but a belief in it, and his work delineates this spiritual mission, creating transcendent meaning for a secular, industrial age that attempts to grasp the underlying structure of the cosmos. The patterns he creates seem to be both infinitesimally miniscule and unfathomably vast. Though they are thoroughly rooted in the material reality of advanced comprehension, they carry the idealism of his modernist fore-bearers.