Candy Clarke

Candy Clarke is an artist working in the medium of painting, usually acrylic on Perspex. Using bold imagery and strong colour she likes to create the illusion of a new painterly world, one that's trapped beneath the plastic, elusive, like the world behind the ubiquitous computer/TV/phone/camera screen.

Visually related to the pop art of Dick Frizzell and Andy Warhol, Clarke presents images and symbols of everyday consumer items and "sells back what's already sold", toying with the viewer's desire to consume her art. Familiar objects such as packaged food are elevated to the status of serious art subject matter, often overlayed with text "like monuments in an uncertain landscape." Her use of multiple view points give her images movement. The inanimate become animated; her images are never really still.