Unsettling Portraits and Art Furniture

Alf Clark

A series of colourful portraits which evoke Kandinsky, and art furniture that is pure Bauhaus.

Art Exhibition previously on at fortyfivedownstairs in Australia.
From Tuesday 16 February 2010 to Saturday 27 February 2010

Anita by Alf Clark image Portrait by Alf Clark image

Published by fortyfivedownstairs on Friday 12 February 2010.
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Clark’s paintings are highly colored and deceptively naïve. Although in the modernist tradition following Cézanne, they are deliberately quirky, some grotesque.

His limited palette of intense pure colors both unifies and further enlivens his images.

There is a tribal existential depth to these sketch-like portraits. Some subjects seem perky and assertive, others withdrawn and fragile. Some are inwardly composed and others disturbingly anxious and troubled. The portraits reveal the individuality, varying moods and states of mind of these young people.