Brian Clarke: Night Orchids

1 November - 19 November 2016


In 2016, Brian Clarke debuted his ‘Night Orchids’, a series of works on paper, at the Brian Clarke: Night Orchids exhibition at Pace Gallery, London. Shown alongside these new works, which took inspiration from his trips to Thailand and France in 2013, Clarke exhibited his ‘Lead Night Orchids’ and a stained glass screen.

In his conversation with Robert Storr, published in Brian Clarke: Night Orchids (2016), Clarke explains the series:

‘”Night Orchids”, like most of my drawings, are imaginings of coloured architectural experience... It’s not always a conscious decision, but architectural space and the sense of experiencing colour through volume in an imagined building or structure never seems far away.'

Brian Clarke: Night Orchids