Rico Gatson is known for creating striking artworks, often based on significant moments in black history. Combining supergraphics and compelling geometric shapes with images from shared histories, Gatson has a vivid and easily recognizable style. His exhibition highlights include Beacons, a site-specific MTA Arts commission in New York’s 167th Street Station, as well as a solo show at The Studio of Harlem, New York, among others. Rico Gatson is represented by Ronald Feldman Gallery.
Hidden in plain sight 2019 - Hidden in plain sight is a vinyl mural with colorful transparent triangles in the foreground and a mirrored image of multinational children in the background. Consistent in Gatson’s work, the triangle, as a form represents strength, love and power, and the bold prismatic colors represent light or illumination. The work projects an optimism and hope that a better future is imminent.