John Forrester Clack

John Forrester Clack

  • Biography

    Sculpture

    Opening at Grainger Gallery
    Thursday 16th June at 6pm
    Until Sunday 3 July

    John Forrester Clack has been a practicing artist for over thirty years. He has exhibited in major public exhibitions and has been represented by commercial galleries, with work in collections both in Australia and overseas.

    His work genre is figurative, especially heads, which he uses as a vehicle in the exploration of drawing, painting and sculpture. These heads are free from a literal interpretation of human features, charged with a dynamic sense of emotion, presence and spiritual energy. They present an image of searching, of a person looking beyond the reality of his everyday surroundings to a world beyond, to a spiritual existence.

    Years in the making, the exhibition will be the first time the artist has exhibited the three dimensional forms on such a monumental scale.

    "For a number of years, I have been investigating the act or action of mark making and surface materiality. Through this experimentation I have been working to see if I could be in the ‘now’, to express as fully as I can, body, mind, emotions and spirit through the physical act of making, surrendering myself to the process and the medium. The spontaneous frozen marks of my drawings and paintings are set free from the canvas and paper to become freestanding sculptures, where the kinetic energy is transferred to the volume and weight of the three-dimensional."

Showing 1–12 of 50 artworks

John Forrester Clack

Untitled IV
17 x 15 x 14 cm Steel, Acrylic and Graphite $1,800.00

John Forrester Clack

Sorrow is upon me
58 x 31 x 16 cm Acrylic, Steel, Graphite $4,200.00

John Forrester Clack

Waiting
89 x 55 x 15 cm Winged Figure I $5,800.00

John Forrester Clack

Three heads rejoicing
122 x 275 cm Oil and Acrylic on board $16,500.00

John Forrester Clack

Head III
76 x 57 cm Graphite on Arches Paper $3,400.00

John Forrester Clack

Head II
76 x 56 cm Graphite on Arches Paper $3,400.00

John Forrester Clack

Head IV
78 x 57 cm Graphite on Arches Paper $3,400.00

John Forrester Clack

In the in the presence of His Glory and Grace
85 x 66 cm Acrylic and charcoal on paper $4,500.00

John Forrester Clack

The kingdom of God is here
93 x 76 cm Charcoal on Paper $4,800.00

John Forrester Clack

Head I
76 x 57 cm Graphite on Arches Paper $3,400.00

John Forrester Clack

Something greater than myself
75 x 57 cm Charcoal acrylic on paper $3,800.00

John Forrester Clack

It is by Grace I am saved
76 x 57 cm Acrylic and charcoal on paper $3,800.00