STEPHEN CLARK

Painting with Green Here and There II, mixed media on panel, 42" x 44", $3500 Contact us for purchase

Painting with Green Here and There II, mixed media on panel, 42" x 44", $3500

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Painting with Green Here and There I, mixed media on panel, 38" x 40", $2500 Contact us for purchase

Painting with Green Here and There I, mixed media on panel, 38" x 40", $2500

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Naught in Thought, mixed media on panel, 35" x 38", $2500 Contact us for purchase

Naught in Thought, mixed media on panel, 35" x 38", $2500

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I seek to surprise myself, both in the decisions made and their final resting place. The process is the definitive core of this work; not seeking a predictable and known road. I enjoy sinking my teeth into diverse subject matter to spur my imagination. The result represents a playful yet strategic undertaking. The method involves sifting through my mental art history Rolodex, the spectrum of mark making, crude sketches, and the two dimensional language to arrive at a place that is unexpectedly cohesive. They are both reverent and irreverent in regards to the visual vocabulary and it’s history.

Generating tension within the composition is a major component, pushing the objective against the subjective- the abstract against the expressive. Each painting having it’s own visual mousetrap effect of particulars interacting- creating a rhythm, a tempo towards seeing the complete opus. I approach the paintings as distilling vessels, each being distinctive in it’s own poetic, musical voyage and homecoming.