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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Andy M. Clark

Andy M. Clark

Artist Work

Iceberg
2014
Graphite, white pencil, and ink on paper
Grey Space I
2016
collaged paper, ink and oil on panel
14in x 14in
Grey Space II
2016
collaged paper, ink and oil on panel
14in x 14in
Grey Space III
2016
collaged paper, ink and oil on panel
14in x 14in
Augment
2016
Acrylic and oil on canvas
32" x 30
Untitled (Collage)
2016
Collaged paper and ink on board
7" x 5"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

While negotiating color, form, and space, I embrace structure and employ a reductionist methodology. By utilizing the language of abstraction, I deliberately engage with paintings of the past, for the pictorial past informs the pictorial present. Regarding the studio as a place for inquiry, 
I enter into a relationship with the surface, the skin of the painting. Alchemically constructing an entire world within the realm of the painting, I am the vehicle from which the work emanates. Creating total images that function as optical devices,
 I allow the work to possess its own voice and internal logic. By spending many hours in the studio, 
I am open to the development of my sensibility. With acute contemplation and decisive action, I introduce balance and visual tension. Single-handedly traversing uncertainty, 
I rarely encounter fleeting moments of perfection.

Artist Bio

Andy Martinelli Clark (b. 1996, Maryland) is a Baltimore-based artist and exhibition-maker who has shown in several group exhibitions in Maryland. He is a 2019 BFA candidate in Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In addition to his study of painting, Clark is pursuing a concentration in Curatorial Studies. Upon acceptance into MICA, Clark was awarded a number of selective merit based scholarships including the Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship.  Clark is a 2015 National YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner in the visual arts. Andy M. Clark's work takes the form of transdisciplinary explorations in painting, drawing, and collage. From a curatorial perspective, he is most interested in artists whose practices commit to and expand the discipline of painting.