about the artist :
Peter Clark

From animals created from maps, labels and discarded tickets, to garments carefully crafted from gift wrapping, musical scores and love letters, Peter Clark has the rare ability to turn ordinary printed matter into exquisite works of art with character, beauty and wit. Whether it's at a car boot sale in Chiswick, an antiques fair in Sussex, or further afield to flea markets in France, USA, Japan and India, he travels far and wide to source materials for his next pieces.

Each of Peter's wonderfully detailed creations is sparked by a word or phrase that strikes him somehow and sends him off to the dictionary to really study and think about how he can illustrate the concept. His explanation of the work is disarmingly simple: "I interpret the written word, hopefully with humor!" There is, of course, much more to it than that; and it always starts out with his first love: drawing!

"I look at collage rather like music mixing and multiculturalism: exciting and, if done sensitively, it can go anywhere and do anything. But you must avoid the "you can do anything on computers these days' syndrome." To that end, Peter resists computer manipulation and photocopying, preferring instead to do hands-on work with actual pieces of paper and glue.

Videos :

Mon chéri / Peter Clark
Silkscreen & archival inks with spot varnishing
27.5 x 27.5 in (70 x 70 cm)
Edition of 75 copies
1,920 US$
1237
Never not been handsome / Peter Clark
Silkscreen & archival inks with spot varnishing
35 x 30 in (88 x 76 cm)
Edition of 75 copies
2,060 US$
601
Hamming It Up / Peter Clark
Collage, mixed-media on paper
40 x 30 in (102 x 76 cm)
unique artwork
11,300 US$
600
Pappa Papillon / Peter Clark
Collage, mixed-media on paper
24 x 28 in (61 x 71 cm)
unique artwork
8,100 US$
735
Dasching Red / Peter Clark
Collage, mixed-media on paper
24 x 35 in (60 x 88 cm)
unique artwork
8,460 US$
631