James Clarke


Biography

James Clarke is an artist and composer, born in October 1957 in London. His visual work, predominantly paintings on canvas and ink drawings on paper, is characterised by a density of lines and a boldness of shape, colour and luminosity, often multi-layered and complex; at other times there is a sparseness upon which detailed textures appear as contrasting figures. William Tillyer has called Clarke's visual work "exciting and stimulating"; it is regularly shown in London exhibitions, and has been seen in Dresden and Eckernförde, Germany. In 2011 he was elected to membership of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers in Britain. His purely musical output, avant-garde in style and known for its complex intensity and precision, is regularly performed and broadcast worldwide (London Barbican, South Bank, Wigmore Hall; Venice Biennale, New York Lincoln Center, and elsewhere).

2014