©Ian Clark / 2013
These works combine human and technological gesture.
Softened, visceral fields of imagery are interrupted by and simultaneously in harmony with rectilinear form. Vertical bands obstruct the viewer's vision and block the pictorial space beyond, and simultaneously— Anthropomorphic in orientation—suggest unity and encourage intimacy in viewing.
Other works involve pouring chemistry directly onto inkjet paper, its shape and path affected by my breath, various brushes, or by delicately shifting the paper. I maintain precise control in seemingly non-controlled ways. Space and form merge in a way that's at once curious and confrontational. After they've been exposed, I use my hands to gently massage the paper in certain areas; affecting the chemistry, I think about the physical and theoretical fusion of analog process and digitally produced images.