This triptych of etchings is emblematic of Edward Clark’s more hypnotic, large-scale abstract paintings. Clark retains the sense of energy he usually generates through gestural brushstrokes by pairing layered swaths of vivid colors with transfixing, geometric patterns. Clark most recently received the The Art Institute of Chicago’s Legends and Legacy Award and his work appears in numerous public collections, including the Detroit Institute of Art; The Studio Museum in Harlem; and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
Framed: each 19 x 19 in.
Image rights: Courtesy of N'Namai Contemporary
About Edward Clark
Edward Clark is best known for his “push-broom technique” in which he uses a household broom, occasionally guided by wooden tracks, to cover a canvas in sweeping strokes of color. Clark was drawn to this kind of nontraditional practice after living in Paris in the early 1950s, where he abandoned representational imagery for the creative freedom of the abstract expressionist movement. He has also been credited as one of the first artists to use shaped canvases. Clark continues to find inspiration for his experimental work through extensive travels.
American, b. 1926, New Orleans, LA, United States