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John Clark

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Degree: Fine Art, First-Class Honours
University: Ruskin School of Fine Art And Drawing, Oxford

New Blood Art Statement

John Clark’s work forms unique interpretations of modern day identities. Plays of light, tone and shape give Clark’s work a contemporary feel whilst compositional values seemingly cede to the imagery of classical painting. This wide breadth of dexterity gives Clark’s work a unique impact which, in turn, extends the deliciously thought provoking effect of each effigy. There is something undoubtedly familiar about certain pieces. Clark has a captivating style, with underlying messages including the desolation and irony of the modern workplace ethos. Figurative depictions with clever illusions of space give a satisfying sense of depth.

Clark's paintings emerge and mark a pause; signals that something has been glimpsed and might be noted. That the carefully rendered models are figures, lends a complicating narrative dimension to work that might otherwise simply be about the play of light and shade across objects in space.

Artist Statement

I paint and build people. They are usually imagined, occasionally remembered and sometimes they are models; fragments of bodies that I have found and/or built.
Whatever the source, the work proceeds with some urgency as if it were a hunt. Meanings percolate gently through the mixing; attaching and detaching themselves as the arrangements shift. I exert little control but take notice and what I notice I paint or build. I suspect that at the heart of the process is a question of identity, allied to a suspicion that the real world is as much a product of desire as it is an object.

In recent work I have looked more and directed less. The work has become smaller and simpler. The larger groupings have given way to smaller studies. Heads float in space, arms lie on planes, figures drift.

Original works:

The Brothers

By John Clark

£2200

Old Man

By John Clark

£2200

Woman

By John Clark

£1600

Crouching Woman

By John Clark

£1400

The Skeptic

By John Clark

£1600

In the absence of information ...

By John Clark

£1800

The Helping Hand

By John Clark

£2600

Rest

By John Clark

£650

Rest02

By John Clark

£650

On an April Morning

By John Clark

£700

Bust

By John Clark

£650

Sleep

By John Clark

£650

Delicate

By John Clark

£600

UpScuttle

By John Clark

£600

An act of Remembering

By John Clark

£750

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The Musical

By John Clark

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Bouquet

By John Clark

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Study For Nudge

By John Clark

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Study 2 for Nudge

By John Clark

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The Winnowing

By John Clark

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Tricky, Tricky, Tricky

By John Clark

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Unwritten

By John Clark

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Let the Sun Shine in #3

By John Clark

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Study 2 For Veil 4

By John Clark

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Study For Veil 4

By John Clark

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Let the Sun Shine in #4

By John Clark

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Let the Sun Shine in #2

By John Clark

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A Good Man

By John Clark

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Kiss

By John Clark

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Touch

By John Clark

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Study For Fragment

By John Clark

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Study 07 for 'Later'

By John Clark

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Study 08 for 'Later'

By John Clark

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Study 13 for 'Later'

By John Clark

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Study 12 for 'Later'

By John Clark

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Study 01 for 'A Thing of Beaut...

By John Clark

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Study 3 for 'Keep Calm'

By John Clark

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Old Man

By John Clark

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Soldier

By John Clark

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Nudge

By John Clark

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The Brothers (grey)

By John Clark

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Incomplete Structure

By John Clark

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Study For Random Violence

By John Clark

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And At My Back 5

By John Clark

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And At My Back

By John Clark

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The Comfort of Strangers 2

By John Clark

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Excercises 1

By John Clark

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Study of a Woman

By John Clark

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Hench

By John Clark

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Vratislav, Brigitta and Jonas ...

By John Clark

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Unknown

By John Clark

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Known

By John Clark

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The Long and the Short of It

By John Clark

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Head of a Saint

By John Clark

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Low Cloud

By John Clark

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Romantic Landscape

By John Clark

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And in Between

By John Clark

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Caught Sleeping

By John Clark

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Natural Histories 2

By John Clark

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Modernish

By John Clark

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Natural Histories 14

By John Clark

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Half Man, Half Man

By John Clark

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The Busy Fool

By John Clark

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Caught Sleeping

By John Clark

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Old Man

By John Clark

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Darling

By John Clark

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Helping Hand

By John Clark

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White Head

By John Clark

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Red Head

By John Clark

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Grimace

By John Clark

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