Work

'Night Orchids'

20142016

"Night Orchids, like most of my drawings, are imaginings of coloured architectural experiences—sometimes I have a frontal view, sometimes from above, at an angle of about 30 degrees, and so on—huge walls of stained glass flickering with liquid colour, that sort of thing, a sort of harnessed euphoria. I think a lot of my drawings are scaled-down sketches of something architectural, about 1:25 or 1:50. It’s not always a conscious decision but it nearly always gets in there, even if it’s only looking at the thing afterwards. Not always, of course, but architectural space and the sense of experiencing colour through volume in an imagined building or structure never seems far away."  Brian

Exhibited in full in 2016 at PACE Gallery London in Night Orchids, accompanied by a catalogue prefaced with a discussion between Robert Storr and Brian. Selections from the series were exhibited in The Art of Light at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and in Brian Clarke: On Line at Arts University Bournemouth.