Alex Clarke (b. 1988, Nottingham, England) graduated from Central St. Martins in 2010 and the Royal Academy Schools in 2014.
Clarke creates groups of paintings, which, through a process of continuous making, editing and re-arranging build upon the idea of the act of making a painting. The result provides a perceptual investigation into traditional notions of depth, representation and portraiture created solely from contemporary use of abstract methodology and collage.
Alex Clarke notes that while making a group of works his central focus and aspiration solely surrounds the aspect of creation, and he considers the relationship between the viewer and the painting to be of paramount importance.
2016 At Home Salon | Double Acts , Marcelle Joseph Project, Ascot, UK
2015 Exchiesetta, Polignano a Mare, Italy
Jean-Pierre Pincemin & Alex Clarke, Paul Rodgers, New York, USA
2014, You and me, Better be, Super Dakota, Brussels (solo)
All That Matters Is What’s Left Behind, Ronchini Gallery, London
Figurative, Evelyn Yard, London (solo)
Showtime, Johannes Vogt, New York
Hope, Gowlett Peaks, London (solo)