Parents and Children




Matthew Ritchie, British, 1964-
Born: London, England
Work Locations: New York, NY


Object Info

Object: sculpture; painting; installation
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2006.96.1-4


Acrylic paint and marker on wall; enamel on Sintra; metal armature


Gift of Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
See more objects from the Logan Collection.

More Info


height: 276 in, 701.0400 cm; width: 648 in, 1645.9200 cm; depth: 192 in, 487.6800 cm


Modern and Contemporary Art

Extended Info

Matthew Ritchie's stunning installation "Parents and Children" is a favorite, undoubtedly due to its beauty, visual and conceptual complexity, and dynamic use of the gallery space. Indeed, the artist himself was integral in establishing the installation's orientation in the gallery.

The diversity of media and imagery in the wall piece, floor sculpture, and lightbox combine to form a discreet space that illuminates Ritchie's interest in what he calls "the transformation of energy into matter." His imagination is captivated by a host of sources such as physics, mathematics, religion, popular culture, alchemy, and time - all seemingly in the process of falling into place like puzzle piece with some as yet unknown resolution.

Exhibition History

  • "RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan"—Denver Art Museum, 10/07/2006 - 07/15/2007