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Clark Richert - Artist Profile

January 7, 2019

 

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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