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Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke is an artist based in Adelaide, South Australia, whose work considers the role of figuration and narrative within contemporary painting practice.  Andrew graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2015 completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts and has undertaken previous studies in visual arts at the UNSW College of Fine Arts in Sydney. Andrew is a founding member and member of the committee of the artist run studio and gallery Floating Goose Studios Inc.

Artist statement - Arcadian Visions

In Arcadian Visions I take as my subject a traditional genre of landscape painting known as “the pastoral”. Traditionally, the pastoral depicts an idealized view of nature, and in particular the pastoral lifestyle, for the enjoyment of an urban audience. As is often the case within my practice, I have somewhat subverted this handling of the subject matter, introducing elements of vagrancy and delinquency, at times perhaps evocative of a shameful stumble homewards in the early hours of the morning. Despite this, I have sought to retain the lyric and romantic quality that is so present in the works of masters of the genre. A poetic distancing from the ordinary and the now. I have sought to obtain that quality of primordial otherness that the natural presents when filtered through the glass of time.  

Selected Exhibitions

2018
Mephistopheles' Yellow Vacuum Cleaner, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2017
Form, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2016
What Lies Beyond the Margin, BMGArt, Adelaide
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide
Floating Goose at BMG, BMGArt, Adelaide

2015
Propositions, Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide
Occasional Purpose, Floating Goose Studios Gallery, Adelaide
ID Portraiture and Identity, Adelaide Airport, SALA Festival, Adelaide
Verisimilitude (ver-i-sim-i-lar-dude), Floating Goose Studios Gallery, Adelaide

Awards

2017
Emma Hack Prize (finalist)

2016
Salon des Refuses (finalist)
Sunshine Coast Prize (finalist)

2015
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (finalist)
Sunshine Coast Art Prize (finalist)

2014
Cliftons Art Prize (finalist)

Andrew Clarke

Beethoven's experimental music workshop


oil on canvas

120 x 80 cm

$3,750

Andrew Clarke

Careful not to wake the wildebeest, the hunter checked her traps


oil on canvas

120 x 80 cm

$3,750

Andrew Clarke

In the merry month of June


oil on canvas

89 x 68 cm

 

$3,500

Andrew Clarke

An illustrated guide to disguising oneself as a yellow post


oil on panel

80 x 61 cm

$2,750

Andrew Clarke

Dante and Virgil await the Ferryman


oil on panel

61 x 44 cm

$1,850

Andrew Clarke

As though in a trance he walked and the morning birds were calling


oil on canvas

95 x 72 cm

$2,500

Andrew Clarke

Rococo Hobo (lovers lament)


oil on canvas

50 x 42 cm

$750

Andrew Clarke

The weary winter winds blow wicked


oil on canvas

50 x 42 cm

$750

Andrew Clarke

If you hear vague traces of skipping reels of rhyme


oil on canvas

48 x 35 cm

$750

Andrew Clarke

The Silence of Noon (Pan is sleeping)


oil on canvas

34 x 49 cm

$750

Andrew Clarke

Lament for the long lost sandwich (orange)


oil on canvas

44 x 26 cm

$750

Andrew Clarke

Lament for the long lost sandwich (blue)


oil on canvas

82 x 52 cm

$2,250

Andrew Clarke

Angry leprechaun guards his pot of gold


oil on canvas

27 x 14 cm

$350

Andrew Clarke

The Shepherd’s Song


oil on canvas

21 x 15 cm

$300

Andrew Clarke

Below the wolves howled and gnashed their teeth


oil on canvas

16.5 x 20 cm

$300

Andrew Clarke

Andromeda


oil on canvas

30 x 18 cm
 

$350

Andrew Clarke

Icarus attempting the first ascent


oil on panel

31 x 21 cm

$550

Andrew Clarke

The dying Gaul


Oil on panel

31 x 21 cm

 

$550

Andrew Clarke

Shipwrecked sailor (one for the fallen)


Oil on panel

42 x 61 cm

$1,750

Andrew Clarke

Burying Captain Kidd’s Treasure


Oil on canvas

43 x 67 cm

 

$1,750

Andrew Clarke

Riverboat landing


Oil on panel

61 x 43.5 cm

$1,750

Andrew Clarke

Nocturne (the porter)


Oil on panel

33 x 21 cm

 

$550

Andrew Clarke

Salted Ambrosia


Oil on canvas

90 x 136 cm

$3,500

Andrew Clarke

The Fire of the Gods


Oil on canvas

90 x 173 cm

$4,250

Andrew Clarke

The trial of the shipmates of Calico Jack


Oil on canvas

44 x 67 cm

 

$1,750
SOLD

Andrew Clarke

And they gathered in the dark forest to awaken the trees


oil on panel

61 x 44 cm

$1,850
SOLD

Andrew Clarke

After traversing the land of darkness, at the bottom of a mountain was the drinking fountain of youth


oil on panel

31 x 21 cm

$550
SOLD

Andrew Clarke

Serenade (the picknick hamper)


Oil on panel

33 x 21 cm

$300
SOLD

Andrew Clarke

Roll up for the magical mystery tour


oil on panel

61 x 45 cm

$1,850
SOLD

Andrew Clarke

Wily leprechaun upon an oaken throne


oil on canvas

32 x 18 cm

$350
SOLD

Andrew Clarke

As worn by Emperors or Cardinals


Oil on canvas

70 x 40 cm

2018

$1,250

Andrew Clarke

As recorded in the minutes of the annual general meeting of the society for the observation of the cosmic vibration of coconuts


Oil on Canvas

220 x 160cm

2018

$7500

Andrew Clarke

The crimson choreographer


Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
120 x 80 cm

$3,500

Andrew Clarke

"Troubadour” is a synonym for musical vagrant


Charcoal on cold press paper

135 x 85cm

2018

$3,250

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