I am a visual artist living in Vancouver, Canada and working in a wide variety of media.
The art, poetry and photography in my posts are a mix of my past and recent works.
I sometimes include the work of other artists, known and unknown, living and dead. These are the ones who spoke to me.
Text has played in and out of my art for many years and I enjoy sharing and exploring the text-based artwork of other artists, past and present. My posts also stroll through a miscellany of subjects: poetic, humorous, food, reflective, art exhibitions and art historical.
My personal creativity is strongly influenced by the Surrealist concept of Automatism. Intuition, chance, sensuality, mystery, paradox and magic are the whispers of my muse.
The process of the act of art enchants me. Mark making, painting and assembling become ritual acts that wake and release sleeping images caged inside.
Each piece I make is a deeply personal journey filled with wonder and the unexpected.
In recent years my painting has explored the concept of ‘inner portraits’ and connections to theater, masks and carnival. I have also rediscovered mixed media and ceramic sculpture, both free standing and relief.
My other website is a professional, art portfolio site. It is created with the single intention of showing my art in as simple and as formal a context as possible.
This is the link: http://www.johnclinockart.com
I am also on Instagram: @johnclinock
Thank you for your visit. I welcome comments and connections.