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Neve Clarke

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Degree: Fine Art
University: Falmouth University
Graduation Year: 2021

Artist Statement

Responding to naturalism and building on the foundations put in place by the environmental artists, my work probes the complexities of what it means to exist in harmony with the wider world. I explore this through forming a collaboration and conversation with living, organic forms, which brings energy into my work and evokes further questions surrounding the relationship between the human and non-human, through first-hand explorations. This collaborative relationship also problematizes what it means for something to be ‘organic and ‘natural’; is the natural simply a reflection of how humanity has tamed the non-human to meet our desires and needs?

I use printmaking and drawing to visualize these ideas, by using mark-making to form a conversation with these non-human forms and processes that I’m working with. My prints begin by immersing myself in the landscapes that surround me, taking inspiration from the natural forms present in these spaces. Each mark I make is then carefully considered and acts as a language between myself and the non-human forms I am working with. I take this creative relationship further by allowing these organic forms to then grow amongst my etching plates, prints and parallel to my work. Utilizing natural processes, such as decay and growth, has allowed me to ask uncomfortable questions about humanity's impact on the wider ecosphere and whether we really have a symbiotic relationship with the ‘organic or is it a passive object of human control?

Group Exhibitions

2020, Three House Exhibition, 32 Woodlane, Falmouth University
2019, First Year Fine Art End of Year Show, Falmouth University, Falmouth University
2019, Three House Exhibition, 32 Woodlane, Falmouth University
2019, From Where I Stand - Tate Collective performance, Tate St Ives, St Ives

Original works:

Still Existing - Orange ink

By Neve Clarke

£375

Still Existing - Red Ink

By Neve Clarke

£375

Extant - Red Ink

By Neve Clarke

£375

Patience - Framed

By Neve Clarke

£145

Entangled Interconnections - A...

By Neve Clarke

£600

Still Existing - Black Ink

By Neve Clarke

£375

Extant - Black Ink

By Neve Clarke

£375