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Roger Clarke Sculptures
Born in 1966 I studied sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating in 1989 with first class honours. I was awarded a Henry Moore Sculpture Fellowship in 1991 with an exhibition at the Winchester Gallery in 1992. In 1994 I was awarded a Rome Scholarship in Sculpture. I have exhibited widely in Europe, particularly in Germany and The Netherlands and have work in a number of collections. I currently live and work in both London and Bath.
 
Education:
1985-1989 SLADE SCHOOL OF FINE ART
 
Awards:
1989 DUVEEN TRAVEL AWARD
1991 HENRY MOORE SCULPTURE FELLOW
Winchester School of Art.
1994 ROME SCHOLARSHIP IN SCULPTURE
British School at Rome.
 
Selected Commissions/collections:
1993 TetraPak (UK) Limited.
1995 WhiteSpace Software.
1999 Bluewater Plc.
2000 Railrack Plc.
2004 CB Richard Ellis.
2006 Sacker and Partners.
 
Single Exhibitions:
1992 HENRY MOORE SCULPTURE FELLOWSHIP
Winchester Gallery, Winchester
1998 THE ECONOMIST
St. James's Street, London
2000 FROM FLOOR TO WALL (solo exhibition)
Galerie Christian Fochem, Krefeld, Germany.
2002 ROGER CLARKE, New Work (solo exhibition)
Galerie Christian Fochem, Krefeld, Germany.
 
Group Exhibitions:
1988 WINDFALL '88
Hyde Park, London.
1989 WINDFALL '89
Bremen, Germany.
1992 WHITECHAPEL OPEN
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
THE LEATHER MARKET
Bermondsey, London.
1993 TODD GALLERY
Westbourne Grove, London.
CROSSCURRENTS
Union Quatair Gallery, The Hague, Holland.
HOME BASE
Cubitt Street Gallery, London.
CROSSCURRENTS (2)
CBK Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland.
COMPLETE STRANGERS
Stichting Archief, The Hague, Holland.
ORIEL MOSTYN OPEN
Llandudno, North Wales.
1994 EAST OPEN
Norwich Gallery, Norwich.
DAD
Gasworks, London.
1998 WHITECHAPEL OPEN
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
THE ECONOMIST (solo exhibition)
St. James's Street, London
ARTfutures
Royal Festival Hall, London.
1999 FROM KINGS CROSS TO ARCHWAY
Byam Shaw School of Art, London.
INTERSCULPT '99
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.
2001 INTERSCULPT 2001
Righton Gallery,Manchester.
 
Artist's Statement:
For the last few years, I have been making rigid, refined shapes from sheet metal that refer to architecture, product design and components. After several pieces in aluminium and galvanised steel I began using perforated steel so that the viewer could immediately see not only the inside of the sculpture at the same time as the outside surface, but also the method of production and the structure. I wanted to make sculptures that hid nothing, needed no supporting structure and were enclosed by only a thin surface. By carefully folding and riveting surfaces together I could ensure that the material itself provided the strength and structure even though the material itself could be easily damaged.I then started to involve colour which enabled me more easily to investigate the unusual effects the different perforated planes produced. Using a dark colour accentuated both the shimmering effect that occurred as one walked past and the way that the front plane of perforations magnified the perforations on the plane behind. More recently I have been using plastic coated steel, using strips of the different industrial colours to look at the way that colours change when placed next to other different colours, forming unusual combinations but a beautiful whole. These works are an apparent contradiction to the earlier pieces as they have an impenetrable surface and show none of the internal workings, however I wanted to make sculptures that have clearly been made from sheet material but appear to be solid caste objects.
 
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