b. 1989, Nottingham UK. Lives and works in London.

Alex Clarke in his practice shy’s away from representational imagery, preferring instead the language of minimalism and abstraction. He carefully plans his work applying many layers of paint and colour, collaging torn pieces of paper on his canvasses and making beautiful line paintings. Although at first glance Clarke’s work may appear simple, closer inspection reveals a strong material presence, depth and emotionally expressive qualities.

Alex Clarke, More Than Me (Exercise 5), 2014, Oil on canvas, 183 x 122 cm

Alex Clarke, FIGURATIVE, 2014, Installation View
Alex Clarke FIGURATIVE, 2014 Installation view
Alex Clarke, FIGURE, 2014, detail
Alex Clarke FIGURATIVE, 2014 Installation View