Piece description from the artist
Chris layered organic and manufactured forms with portions of text, images, blueprints and diagrams to create environments that feel engineered, bordering on toxic. With the blending of organic and manufactured, Chris takes us out of time and space to suggest a world where technology has run amok with nature in accelerated flux.
Chris Clark grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The son of a carpenter and a nurse, Clark was introduced to graphic arts by his grandfather who is a sign painter. It was apparent that Clark was interested in art at a young age and he was enrolled in after school and weekend art classes.
Throughout grade school he was exposed to sign painting and fabrication and various forms of residential and commercial construction. Sign painting and construction became very influential to Clark’s work as his style began to develop in Art School. A graduate of Kutztown University with a degree in printmaking, Clark now lives in the city of Philadelphia. He has shown his work in various galleries in the Boston, Philadelphia & New York Metropolitan areas, Los Angeles CA, New Jersey, Maryland, Allentown and Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
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