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clive king
updated: 09/01/2014
website: www.cliveking.org or web.mac.com/cliveking/iweb
 
   
 
 
     
 
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One person show at jacksonville Museum of Art
State of Grace studio shot
State of Grace-Iluminati left panel
State of Grace-money shot center panel
Tower of Babel gallery shot
Tower of Babel - undertow left panel
Tower of Babel - The gleaming   center panel
Dispatches from the Nether Regions
Dispatches from the Nether Regions left panel
Dispatches from the Nether Regions center panel
The Wicker Sentinels  gallery shot
models for Wicker sentinels
Dreamers lust
jack in the box
Dreamers lust (center panel)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  gestural, narrative, obsessive
 
 
One person show at jacksonville Museum of Art  by clive king
One person show at jacksonville Museum of Art
graphite on paper
2006
0" x  0" 
State of Grace studio shot by clive king
State of Grace studio shot
graphite on pape
2007
80"" x  240"" 
State of Grace-Iluminati left panel by clive king
State of Grace-Iluminati left panel
graphite on paper
200
80"" x  80"" 
State of Grace-money shot center panel by clive king
State of Grace-money shot center panel
graphite on paper
2007
80"" x  80"" 
Tower of Babel gallery shot by clive king
Tower of Babel gallery shot
graphite on paper
2006
80"" x  240"" 
Tower of Babel - undertow left panel by clive king
Tower of Babel - undertow left panel
graphite on paper
2006
80"" x  80"" 
Tower of Babel - The gleaming   center panel by clive king
Tower of Babel - The gleaming center panel
graphite on paper
2006
80"" x  80"" 
Dispatches from the Nether Regions by clive king
Dispatches from the Nether Regions
graphite on paper
2004-5
80"" x  240"" 
Dispatches from the Nether Regions left panel by clive king
Dispatches from the Nether Regions left panel
graphite on paper
2004-5
80"" x  80"" 
Dispatches from the Nether Regions center panel by clive king
Dispatches from the Nether Regions center panel
graphite on paper
2004-5
80"" x  80"" 
The Wicker Sentinels  gallery shot by clive king
The Wicker Sentinels gallery shot
mixed media on paper
2004-6
Dimensions variable
models for Wicker sentinels by clive king
models for Wicker sentinels
mixed media
2004-5
Dimensions variable
Dreamers lust by clive king
Dreamers lust
ink on paper
2009
80" x  240" 
jack in the box by clive king
jack in the box
ink, acrylic on paper
2009
50"" x  50"" 
Dreamers lust (center panel) by clive king
Dreamers lust (center panel)
ink on paper
2009
80" x  80" 

Artist Statement
In my work, one of the main agendas is to make a positive contribution to the status of drawing as a prime and terminal medium for contemporary image making. I wish to demonstrate that in physical scale, depth, intensity drawing can involve the spectator in an equal physical and emotional engagement. My interest lies more in illusion than physicality that is why my large pieces are always presented, frameless and without glass. I would like them to float like wafers on the wall - without weight they can push you back or suck you in.

For well over two decades I have been working on a series of semi autobiographical drawings. The working title, “Valley of the Witches” gives the flavor of the main themes that interest me - the uneasy relationship between landscape and industry, cultural erosion, cultural synthesis and the evocation of a sense of place. The drawings are all 80”x80” and are graphite on paper.


Within the last few years I have fallen into a diet of way too much CNN News channel
watching. So, much of my work has taken on a more of a current affairs bias depicting popular themes in broad, almost animated dramatic strokes. I hope to bring a personal interpretation to common national preoccupations. So far, I have been exploring the Iraq War and its build up, but as the series develops I’ll explore a wide range of subjects that has the national psyche caught in the headlights.

Most of the series will have a common structure - a panoramic triptych that is 80 inches high x 240 inches long.

Three sets have been completed so far-  “Dispatches from the Nether Regions”  (a peripheral perspective of the aura of destabilization after 9/11).  “ Towers of Babel” (the folly of building an enforced ideal in an alien landscape). “State of Grace” (about the fallen dead on both sides.

Artist Bio / CV
Present position  
Professor of Fine Art. Florida International University, Miami  Fl    

Artist in Residence  (selected)
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
British American Art Association in Philadelphia
Mankato University, Minnesota
Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia

Fellowships
2004                       Southeastern College of Art Conference Artist Fellowship
1998                       Florida Individual Artist Fellowships                                 
1996                        Southern Arts Federation/ National Endowment for the Arts
Awards and Grants
Southern Arts Association exhibition award
British Art Association travel award
South Eastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Artists Exhibition Award
Selected open lectures (U.K.)
Royal College of Art, London,
Bath Academy of Art
Y Tabernacl  MOMA Wales
Selected open lectures (U.S.)
Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia
School of Visual Arts, New York
Pratt Institute, New York
University of Arizona, Tucson
Kansas City Art Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Va                                                                                                                                
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Magazines/newspapers/Television featured
Studia International, Design, Artist Newsletter, Contemporania, Art Review,
SECAC review, The Miami Herald, The Atlanta Constitution, The Philadelphia Enquirer, Art Papers. Oxford Times.“Painting the Dragon” BBC publication
Collections
Works in several private collections in Britain, United States ,Europ
20  One  Person and over 50 group Exhibitions (since 1980)

For fuller details see website -   www.cliveking.org  
                                        or     web.mac.com/cliveking/iweb