Rooftops I + Fragments V

Rooftops I + Fragments V

by Ruminate Magazine November 18, 2019

Seth Clark's visual art "Rooftops I" and "Fragments V" appears in Issue No. 53: Shelter.

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SETH CLARK
ROOFTOP I + FRAGMENTS V

 

Seth Clark’s work focuses on deteriorating architecture. These structures, designed to be huge forces of permanence, are continually being challenged, destroyed and forgotten. He sees an inherent honesty in the face of his subject. Among all of the clutter—the shards of wood and layers of rubble—there remains a gentle resolve. As Clark works, he studies these structures incessantly. The buildings, often on the brink of ruin, have something very energized and present trying to escape from their fragmented reality.

Rooftops I, 2019. Collage, Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite, Acrylic on Wood. 40 inches x 30 inches.

Fragments V, 2018. Collage, Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite, Acrylic on Wood. 40 inches x 30 inches.

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Seth Clark’s drawings, paintings, and sculptures have shown nationally, including exhibitions in the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Chautauqua Institution. Recent honors include Best in Show at the Three Rivers Arts Festival and publication in New American Paintings. Clark was named Pittsburgh’s 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and is the recipient of three Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Pittsburgh. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

View and read the other art, stories, and poems from Ruminate's Issue 53: Shelter.




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