Conrad Clarke is a young artist who lives and works in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire after relocating from London. After completing an art foundation course at Kingston University, he went on to work as a studio assistant to a handful of international artists, and then later developed his own studio and practices in 2012.
With the landscape as his main subject of reference, he works to convey the beauty and complexities of it using texture, pattern, and sometimes narrative elements. Primarily working in oils he often employs bold colours and detailed mark making to create an exaggerated reality. The combination of traditional painting techniques alongside experimental processes like the use of powdered pigments creates a uniqueness to the way he works.
Always with the aim of re-enchanting the landscape, his depiction of a figurative reality can easily turn into an ambiguous, imaginative space that induces abstracted sensibilities into an otherwise ordinary practice. Through his travels he continues to seek out inspiration from the natural world while honing in on the unique details that define each imagined place.