John Clark Artist artworks for sale
Artist: John Clark
Live in: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 10.00
John Clark Artist Bio:
I’ve begun to paint simple motifs; small scenes that comprise only a few elements in which a figure or figures are deployed on a plane, most commonly set against black. They play to an appetite for the dramatic and the stark, and echo the absurd in theatre and dance. For all that they appear articulated and lit, the figures that populate these works are left in a state of becoming, no more defined than the indeterminate space they inhabit. In the mix of visual clarity and narrative ambiguity, paintings emerge that occupy a space somewhere between traditional narrative painting and still life. As for the motifs themselves – the falling figures, those that lean and those that sit, the strivers, the individuals and the groups – they draw on the mythologies that saturate the modern workplace: professionalism, teamwork, inclusion, commitment, and the quiet desperation these notions produce in a workforce. The experience at the heart of this work is not rooted in art, but its history and methods provide the means to engage with common experiences lived out in turbulent times, where trust in our institutions has been shaken and our faith in order continues to be challenged.