Beautiful Image In Art Mark Clark Fine Art

Mark Clark’s amazing work is both wonderfully evocative and exceptionally skilled. His draughtsmanship is so breathtaking that one might momentarily forget this is really art. But it’s not because he’s a photorealist. Far from it, Clark’s images, especially the Indian series, are sensitive and caring portrayals of people with whom one becomes acquainted. An initial encounter is seductive as art, but then there’s the subsequent feeling that one knows – or wants to know—who these people are. So one is left hovering between a beautiful image in art (like Vermeer’s ‘girl with the pearl earring’) and a biographical impulse. That’s not the case with Clark’s sensitive delicate figure studies, but they, too, shimmer with a life of their own.

- Tom Freudenheim - Art historian & retired Museum Director