I am a visual artist living in Vancouver, Canada and working in a wide variety of media.
The art, poetry and photography that you see in my posts and pages are a growing selection of my past and recent work.
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; almost all with a visual art or text based art bias.
My personal creativity is strongly influenced by the Surrealist concept of Automatism. Intuition, chance, mystery, paradox and magic are the whispered words of my muse.
The process of the act of art enchants me. Mark making, painting and assembling become ritual acts that open doors and release the images of my subconscious.
Each piece I make is a deeply personal journey where each road is filled with laughter, surprise, wonder, frustration, doubt and the unexpected.
In recent years my art has explored the concept of ‘inner portraits’ and their connections and relationships to the theater, masks, carnival and ongoing rites of passage. I have also rediscovered mixed media sculpture, both free standing and relief. At present I am working toward a showing, early next year, of mixed media wall boxes. The working title when I post them on this site is, Demented Confessions.
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 welcome your visit and comments.