1st November 2016 to 19th November 2016
Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ET
“Night Orchids, like most of my drawings, are imaginings of coloured architectural experiences, huge walls of stained glass flickering with liquid colour, a sort of harnessed euphoria.”
"In his new body of work, Clarke focuses on the imagery of night orchids, which he began in December 2013 during a trip to Thailand and later in France, and it consumed his nocturnal practice for nearly two years. In keeping with the artist’s interest in a single motif such as Spitfires or the fleur de lys, his work here is driven by an innate curiosity. Most of the works in the exhibition were completed by Clarke in his West London home—principally between 7 p.m. and midnight—and reveal the artist’s exploration of nature and beauty through a variety of approaches."