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Head of a Saint (2016)

John Clark

42 x 30 cm | 15 x 11 in


Subject: People
Tags: Objects, Shadow, Grey, Disembodied, Haunting


Original painting in oil pastel and pencil on paper.

"An accidental echo of Odilon Redon’s painting of the same name. Accidental because I came across his painting the day after I drew this. Further investigation revealed that the image of a head on a plate, or in a pot, occurs so frequently in art history it could almost be a genre of its own."
Drawing From Nowhere #60 1st October 2016  


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John Clark

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.


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