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Nuala Clarke
updated: 07/23/2012
website: www.nualaclarke.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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worlds after one thousand # 1179
worlds after one thousand # 1181
worlds after one thousand # 1197
worlds after one thousand # 1198
worlds after one thousand # 1199
worlds after one thousand # 1200
worlds after one thousand # 1203
worlds after one thousand # 1204
worlds after one thousand # 1205
worlds after one thousand #1206
worlds after one thousand # 1207
worlds after one thousand # 1208
worlds after one thousand # 1209
soul of a porpoise
Tá mé ag éisteacht (I am listening)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  repetition, abstract, mapping, process, systems, diagrammatic, figurative, humor, landscape
 
 
worlds after one thousand # 1179 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1179
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1181 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1181
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1197 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1197
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1198 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1198
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1199 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1199
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1200 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1200
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1203 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1203
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1204 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1204
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1205 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1205
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand #1206 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand #1206
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1207 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1207
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1208 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1208
mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
worlds after one thousand # 1209 by Nuala Clarke
worlds after one thousand # 1209
Mixed media on paper
2011
7 " x  7 " 
soul of a porpoise by Nuala Clarke
soul of a porpoise
acrylic on canvas
2012
41 " x  55 " 
Tá mé ag éisteacht (I am listening)  by Nuala Clarke
Tá mé ag éisteacht (I am listening)
acrylic on canvas
2012
63 " x  55 " 

Artist Statement

 

“I feel more and more every day, as my imagination strengthens, that I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand worlds. No sooner am I alone than shapes of epic greatness are stationed around me and serve my spirit.” (John Keats. Oct 1818) 

 

In 2007-08 I made a piece of work titled “One Thousand Worlds”, a singular piece made up of 1000 parts. “Worlds After One Thousand” has come about since then. It is a series of small modified mono-prints. Although they are numbered they do not necessary belong in numerical order. There is no ultimate numerical boundary to the series, it is open-ended, potentially innumerable.

 

At the eastern edge of the Atlantic, the sea, that large reflective surface, turns itself to sky before my eyes; its fish shine like mirrors and the rocks glitter so as to dissolve and become light. As I work here the usual habit of separating, categorizing and naming falls away in such a full-hearted way, that all becomes all, becomes one, quite effortlessly. 

There is another space I work in, on the left side of that ocean when looking north, down in the earth, between old concrete and iron, just below Manhattans sound and movement, that reflects also. Potent missives from active energies seep in there to tell the invisible about the indivisible. Thus, the work is, at it's barest, a record of elapsed time within specific environments. It begins when I release myself from striving; occupy my body in the space of the world; observe phenomena and sensory input; then act with attention to the surface before me.

Artist Bio / CV

 Nuala Clarke lives and works in New York City and Ballycastle Co. Mayo. Educated at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, she moved to New York City in 1993. In September of 2007, she received a fellowship to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation located in the west of Ireland where she returns every year to work. Clarke has exhibited in group exhibitions in Dublin, continental Europe and the US. She has been represented by Boltax Gallery, NY since 2005. In 2008 she curated a show titled Border Walls, 6 women artists from the US, Mexico, Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland and Ireland who live next to and make work dealing with separation barriers. In 2008, Clarke co-founded, and performed happenings with Global Lawnchair Unit. This year she showed with fellow Irish American artists in a show titled; Amid a Space Between: Irish Artists in America at the SFMoMa Artists Gallery, San Francisco and performed a piece titled “Fair Shouldered One” with collaborator Crystal Gandrud at La Sorbonne in Paris at the &Now literary Festival. Upcoming show; 2013, at the Hamilton Gallery in Sligo, Ireland.