Lot 221 - Jake Clark - Plastic Chairs II
Oil on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
'My paintings depict suburban European seaside architecture: its houses, people and details. I sometimes choose viewpoints with objects in the foreground, for example posts; an effect seen in photographs taken from a moving car. The scale is often confusing, like you are looking at a model village. The palette is very important in trying to capture faded and sun bleached colours. Recently I have been exploring a cinematic eeriness in the lighting.
I mix styles of painting together to create different textures and speeds of painting. The collaged linoleum is a pattern, as well as a reference to the period when the houses were built. The scale of the linoleum pattern is often at loggerheads with the painted image on top.
I am particularly interested in seaside towns in the UK, but also the built up resorts found in places like Mallorca. This fascination comes from being brought up in these sorts of environments.'
Jake Clark studied Fine Art at Brighton Polytechnic from 1989-91, and MA Painting at the Royal College of Art until 1993. During the Masters program at the RCA, Jake Clark won the Mario Dubsky Travel Exchange to Houston and in 1993 Susan K Summer Fellowship, Connecticut. In 2010 Jake won the FRINGEMK Painting Prize.