Clark is a multi-media artist using experimental and traditional printmaking techniques, painting, stop-animation, and sculpture. Clark’s work calls to mind a dreamscape populated by a personalized brand of iconography. A strong sense of atmosphere and movement activate the paper’s surface as geometric forms enter dialogue with organic, animalistic figures derived from nature. Leading the eye from precise renderings of complex compilations to subtle silhouettes, Clark urges us to view our world from a new perspective. Through layering of imagery and media, and juxtaposition of softly applied paint with the decisive mark of a serigraph, Clark offers a response to both the physical world and the interior landscape of the mind.
Name: James (Jase) Clark
Place of Birth: Reading, Pennsylvania
Kutztown University, PA BFA 2005
William Paterson University, NJ MFA 2013
Significant or special training:
Master Printmaker Experimental Printmaking Institute 2005-current
New Jersey Printmaking Center 2010-current
Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Evan Summer Kutztown University Professor of Printmaking ,
Curlee Holton Experimental Printmaking Institute Lafayette College, Professor and Director
Particular field of study or class work:
Printmaking, Serigraph, Etching, Mix Medium, Digital collage, Digital animation, Art History
Major influences/admired artists:
Everything, pop culture, TV, movies, books, science, science fiction , religion, myths, pseudoscience. Anything I hear or see that inspires images and thoughts.
Sam Gilliam, Blu, James Jean, Mark Ryden, Jeff Soto, William T Williams, Eric Jones, etc.
Favorite materials or media:
Printmaking, Serigraph, Etching, Water Color, Collage
School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Lafayette College and The Printmaking Center of New Jersey
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