Current work involves devotional experimental drawings using the tempo of asian devotional music to drive the repetative mark and cadence of the small hand gestures using a limited pencil palette.
'At the End of the Day' is an ongoing series of drawn explorations of colour in colour pencil created at a moment in time in the awareness of the fading evening light across the seasons. It has its own special quality, which I have been using as a starting point since 2021.
'Passing the Time' is a folio of experiments which I began in 2021 to feed other work and be out of those boxes of restrait that I worked on in them. I continue to experiment under this umberella today on small formats.
'While there is still time' began as a personal response to the global pandemic experience employing a new medium of watercolour as well as oil pastel, to explore the conscious state during lockdown and isolation. It has developed since to continue to explore both mediums as a conduit for exploration of colour, tone, scale and making.
'REVERIE' is looking at the moments in time of unconscious thought, a dreamlike state and referencing 'The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard. It explores the possibilities of reverie to offer a response for the conscious mind and to open up the imagination to enable the poetic image and visual language. There are a number of painted Series from 1 - 5 exploring the tonal changes of colour in works on paper and canvas.
'The Song of the SIRENS' explores inspiration from literature. Homer's 'The Odyssey' introduces us to the Sirens. Their names have been used as a catalyst for calligraphic opportunities for form and colour within the paintings. It is an opportunity to explore possibilities for a lyrical abstraction located in the Mediterranean.
Other explorations of long term current practise sometimes returned to have involved a large scale directional drawn response of 'Vertices 3' and an ongoing drawn scroll' Panorama of Love and Grief'. Smaller drawings in graphite and pastel are explored in a number of drawings titled 'Pause' where graphite tonality records time and response to the trauma of deep emotional experience of grief, across all three projects.
A number of strategies have been employed, the results of which have been regularly exhibited in galleries, and public spaces as Murals resulting from residencies at schools and Youth clubs and finally as commissions and publication.
Studied MA at Middlesex University in 2002.
Angela Clarke has exhibited at various Galleries throughout the UK and her work is held in a number of private collections around the world
2022 Open studio - At the End of the Day 2022, Stoke Newington,London
2020 While there is still time at The Open Window Gallery, London
2015 The Song of the Sirens at The Beaucatcher Salon, London
2011 Retro Retrospective at The Fox Reformed, London.
1995 Working Drawings at The Fox Reformed, London.
1994 Intimate Gardens at The Stoke Newington Festival, London.
1991 Heads in Print at Patisserie Bliss, London.
Selected Group exhibitions
2018 Group show of work by Students and Tutors Ravensbourne
University, North Greenwich, Peninsular, London. 2016 'Language in Bloomsbury' Bloomsbury Literary Festival,
2007-8 Pages The Notice Gallery, London.
2006-7 The Winter Salon The Hackney Museum, London.
2006 Open Studios The Old Sea Cadets Building, London
2003 Holds and Charms Middlesex University Gallery, London.
INTOXICANT The Limehouse Arts Foundation (LAF), London.
2002 Ma Untitled Art House Gallery, London.
1990 Xantippe The Crypt Gallery, London.
1989 XantippeThe Orangery Gallery, London.
1988 Paintings, Drawings and Prints The Cahill and Grebler Gallery,
Womens Artist's Diary (original work) The Kings Manor Gallery,
The University of york.
Watching You Watching Me The Small Mansions Art Centre,
1986 Women's Eye IV The Hornsey Gallery, London.
1985 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London.
Women's Eye II The Women's Eye Gallery, London.
Heads Women's Eye Gallery, London.
1984 Works on Paper(two woman show) The Almeida Theatre London.
Art in Tower Hamlets Open Exhibition1984, London.
1988 The Women's Artists Diary.
Artist in Residence
2003-5 Lilian Baylis Secondary School, Lambeth, London.
Calveston Primary School,Newham, London.
1991 William Patten Primary School, Stoke Newington, London.