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Clive Head

Les Souvenirs du Cafe Anglais, 2014

Oil on canvas
78 × 83 1/10 in
198 × 211 cm
This is a unique work.
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London, New York
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Clive Head
British, b. 1965
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With his dynamic perspectives on realist cityscapes, Clive Head is considered by some to have created a new visual language for 21st-century painting. Head begins by sketching and studying from an unremarkable starting point—the exit of a London underground station or a window seat in a café—then reproducing the scene in paint from a wide-angled viewpoint so that it appears like a condensed, almost photographic panorama, impossible to contain in reality from a single viewpoint. Head draws influence from Cubism in his representation of movement through space and time, but aims for a more unified composition, saying, “I reject modernist fragmentation and instead seek a seamless surface, so the viewer can move around a unified space.” He cites the painters David Tinker and Richard Estes as major influences on his work.

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Clive Head
British, b. 1965
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With his dynamic perspectives on realist cityscapes, Clive Head is considered by some to have created a new visual language for 21st-century painting. Head begins by sketching and studying from an unremarkable starting point—the exit of a London underground station or a window seat in a café—then reproducing the scene in paint from a wide-angled viewpoint so that it appears like a condensed, almost photographic panorama, impossible to contain in reality from a single viewpoint. Head draws influence from Cubism in his representation of movement through space and time, but aims for a more unified composition, saying, “I reject modernist fragmentation and instead seek a seamless surface, so the viewer can move around a unified space.” He cites the painters David Tinker and Richard Estes as major influences on his work.

Clive Head

Les Souvenirs du Cafe Anglais, 2014

Oil on canvas
78 × 83 1/10 in
198 × 211 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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