This piece is collage, charcoal, pastel, graphite, and acrylic on wood. The 40" x 30" panel is finished with white painted sides and is wired on the back making it ready to hang.
Seth Clark grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts and studied close to home in Providence at the Rhode Island School of Design. He earned his BFA in Graphic Design, focusing primarily on print design and alternative typography. During this time, he discovered collage. This method of hands-on, spatial development took a major role in his digital work as well as his physical works on wood and paper. His paintings and sculptures have shown nationally including exhibitions in the Carnegie Museum of Art, Chautauqua Institution and the Society for Contemporary Craft. His work has been collected internationally through his participation in fairs such as SOFA, ADDS, Scope, Art on Paper, Aqua Miami and the LA Art Fair. He currently lives and works out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Places We Could Live II presents a striking variation on Clark’s nearly ten year obsession with architectural collage. In this collection of Forts he depends less on the representational urban decay that often appears in his work and instead turns to the colors, patterns and forms of his imagination.
The images are created through an ambitious layering process. Once a dimensional foundation is achieved through collage, various mixed media are used to bring definition and depth to the paper. The processes of collage and drawing alternate between themselves lending to a seamless blend of the two mediums.