Susan Vera Clarke

Artist Statement

After completing her BA and MA in Contemporary Fine Art Practice at Falmouth University, Susan moved towards East London in search of new creative opportunities.

Since then, she has worked with a number of printmaking studios including; Typoretum, Bainbridge Studios and more recently East London Printmakers where she currently works as the studio manager and workshops coordinator.

Susan’s work responds to a variety of narratives. To name a few: Science, Environment and Ritual are key themes you’ll find in my prints. These themes blend between one another with some playing a more critical role than others however, they’re all inherently linked to one another.

My environment, not just locally but globally, fascinates me and is usually the birth place for most of my work. The enormity and complexity of life on earth is the catalyst for a whole chain of thought which then culminates together in the end print. However, through the print process is a ritualist series of events that imprint themselves in the narrative of the work. For me, the production of the print negates the artworks tone of voice and because of this my practice can sometimes feel more scientific. My methodic but blind approach to marking making is a kin to that of a scientist. Knowingly stabbing in the dark to find something that I yet realise exists.

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