"No Sign of the World" (2004)

"No Sign of the World," 2004
Oil and marker on canvas, 99 x 154 inches
Photo by Oren Slor, © Matthew Ritchie
Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

"In the last couple of years from my last show in New York, which was after 9/11, I got drawn more to the figurative pole in the work and to this idea, I guess, of being a sort of representation presence in the work. And these figures started to emerge. Before, they had been typically more abstract in the paintings, more present in the drawings. They got very present in the drawings, as you can see now. And they’re still in the paintings, a little more abstracted, but they’re very much there."

- Matthew Ritchie