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Clark Richert - Artist Profile


Art or music:

When I was about ten my mother gave me the option of taking art or music lessons...

Enter Rothko:

I came from a family of mathematicians and scientists...

Isms and Ations:

I like most art movements, but especially Abstract Expressionism...

Feel the harmony:

I want viewers to feel the underlying harmonies intuitively...

Music for painting:

I’m very interested in the patternistic/systemic music...

Add nothing. Unless:

To me systemic pattern painting was a response to Minimalism...

Recognizing those patterns:

Pattern painting involves the experience of a complex body of information...

All colors being equal:

I take the “politically correct” position that all colors are equal...

Fusion:

In most of my work I try to work with a figure/ground relationship...

Keeping it open:

I do abstract work and representational...

Mind art:

Op Art, or optical art (a term having roots in the “Responsive Eye” exhibition of the 70’s)...

Non-essential info:

Hard-edge painting might be seen as having...

How you see what you see:

I feel that “non-objective painting” is an incorrect term...

The structure of space:

A typical painting is based upon a rectangular format...

Leaving a mark:

People often appreciate the labor-intensive aspect of my work...

Supra-dimensional:

I paint for all people, but perhaps especially for people who are...

Cross-stimulation:

As a member of the Criss-Cross group, I discuss pattern/structural issues...

What lies beneath:

I pretty much buy into the idea that art mirrors reality and...

Pattern-alism:

I see myself as a feminist and feel patternistic...

The spectacle vs. the contemplative:

I am very appreciative of the wide range of art being produced today...

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