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Untitled (Magic Diamonds)

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Untitled (Magic Diamonds)

Artist: Rico Gatson (American, born 1966)

Date: 2020
Medium: Acrylic paint on wood door
Dimensions:
Overall: 36 × 80in. (91.4 × 203.2cm)
Signed: Verso: 'RG 20'
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 2022.6
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Gatson painted Magic Diamonds on a door, suggesting a threshold that can be entered. Looking into the painting, we cross into a space of possibility. Gatson paints geometric patterns as a symbolic language for spiritual migration or mystical experience. His work uses colors associated with African cultures and healing practices. This palette can be widely interpreted based on Gatson’s many inspirations—textiles, musical rhythms, or sound, which is another language of movement.