John Forrester-Clack

John Forrester-Clack

Last updated September 15, 2012

Biography

Over the last decade I have investigated and explored the act or action of mark making and surface materiality. Through this experimentation I have been working to see if I could express as fully as I can, body, mind, emotions and spirit through the physical act of making, surrendering myself to the process and the medium.
My work is figurative, especially heads, which are free from a literal interpretation of human features, yet charged with a dynamic sense of emotion, presence and spiritual energy. They present an image of searching, of a person looking beyond the reality of their everyday surroundings to a world beyond, to a spiritual existence.

Studied Cardiff College of Art, 1980-1; BA (multi-disciplinary design), North Staffordshire Polytechnic 1981-4; MA, Royal College of Art, London 1984-6. Solo exhibitions: Michael Nagy 2001, 1999, 1995; Centre for Art and Theology, Paddington 1994; De la Casas Gallery Cafe, London 1991; Druidstone Hotel, Dyfed, Wales 1990; George Street Gallery, Avalon Baptist Church, Sydney 1989; Vortex Gallery, London 1988; St James Gallery, London 1987. Group exhibitions include Trinity Delmar Gallery 2001, 2000; Norvell Art Prize 2000; Discourse of Babel 1994; Wynne 1989.

Born of the Spirit
Graphite.
Acquired by the judge, Garry Shead, from the 2001 Award.
 
ForresterClack_BornOfTheSpirit

 

Hurt
Graphite and charcoal.
Acquired by the judge, Garry Shead, from the 2001 Award.
 
John Forrester Clack - Hurt

 

The Man of Prayer
Pencil on paper.
Acquired by the Trustees from the 2001 Award.
 
john_forrester_clack_prayer

 

Head (Amen drawing)
Pencil on paper.
Acquired by the Trustees.
 

John Forrester Clack Head (Amen drawing)
John Forrester Clack
Head (Amen drawing)

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