MATTHEW ALLAN CLARKE
Karl Marx compared work to slavery, and it really feels like it some times.
Like most individuals with an arts degree, I have to work for a living. And that work is concrete construction.
I don't like it. It's borish, brutal and boring, but it pays the bills.
So in my off-time, as a way to cope, I take my medium of oppression (concrete) and make totems of elegance and elitism. I take inspiration from Louise Nevelson, Peter Hide and Wassily Kandinsky to make abstract totems that draw in the viewer and inspire awe. I create forms that have elements that are both drawn, sensual and three dimensional.
"Art is whatever you are doing when the chores are done"