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Candy Clark

Candy Clark

Candy Clarke is an artist working in the medium of painting, usually acrylic on Perspex. Using bold imagery and strong colour she likes to create the illusion of a new painterly world, one that's trapped beneath the plastic, elusive, like the world behind the ubiquitous computer/TV/phone/camera screen.

Visually related to the pop art of Dick Frizzell and Andy Warhol, Clarke presents images and symbols of everyday consumer items and "sells back what's already sold", toying with the viewer's desire to consume her art. Familiar objects such as packaged food are elevated to the status of serious art subject matter, often overlayed with text "like monuments in an uncertain landscape." Her use of multiple view points give her images movement. The inanimate become animated; her images are never really still.

Clarke knowingly parodies twenty first century consumerism, suburban dissatisfaction and the continuous search for gratification. Reflected in her artwork, is society's insatiable appetite for more products. Subject matter is often a comment on topical issues. Clarke quotes icons of New Zealand art history such as McCahon's images and text, in a post-modern twist.

Often using humour and double entendre in her art, Clarke also references advertising and its techniques that create illusions, and promote desire in the viewer/customer. She uses barcodes that commodify the paintings, and contain hidden messages. She also likes to involve the viewer in the work via the reflective surface, having to look through the distortions of reflection to find the "truth". Each viewing therefore becomes a unique personal interpretation.


Umbrella Day Paintings
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Umbrella Day Paintings
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Umbrella Day

"The little round piece is also another eye puzzle. You can rove round and round trying to see order or patterns..I see overlapping open umbrellas...."Painting on Acrylic.Best to keep out of direct su..

$800.00

Umbrella Day

$800.00

It's All About The Upbeat Paintings
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It's All About The Upbeat Paintings
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It's All About The Upbeat

"'It's all about the upbeat'  is me using one of my favourite symbols the 8 or sign of eternity. Painted in all happy peachy pinks and sprinkled in gold glitter on a rising Up Beat to lift y..

$2,150.00
Eye Maze Paintings
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Eye Maze Paintings
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Eye Maze

"'Eye-maze' is a colourful play on the the duality of truth.I'm interested in this one story two sides, or news, fake news! This painting appears to be from one perspective but through my cunning..

$2,150.00

Eye Maze

$2,150.00

Maybe, Acrylic, Painting, Candy Clark
Maybe, Acrylic, Painting, Candy Clark

Maybe

Painting on acrylic1000mm x 1000mmIs a visual story of Option and ChoiceChoice as a positive option but sometimes confronting and always consequentialThe way the shapes overlap, shadow and colour e..

$2,020.00

Maybe

$2,020.00

Free, Acrylic, Painting, Candy Clark
Free, Acrylic, Painting, Candy Clark

Free

Painting on acrylic700mm x 700mmWas painted right after Maybe. It has an upward flow, the shapes of colour joyously bubbling up from the bottom and dark side, escaping up and out of the top. The us..

$1,250.00

Free

$1,250.00