artists > Clark Ellithorpe

Artist Statement:

My recent pieces reflect an ongoing interest in 'automatic drawing' ". My sketchbook is filled with drawings which evolve in an almost hypnotic state. My technique involves assemblage., painted paper with different patterns is cut up and applied in discrete shapes over the service of the wood board. I am intrigued with the consequent irony of applied shapes against painted backgrounds.

"Horse Latitudes"
paper and paint on canvas
45" x 50"
"Blue Oval"
oil and paper on canvas
40" x 30"
canvas and paper on canvas
30" x 30"
"Isle of Nevis"
paper and acrylic on canvas
30" x 24"
"4 Squares Minus One"
paint and wax on canvas
46" x 46"
oil and acrylic on canvas
40" x 30"