“Mountaineers climb mountains because they are there. Artists make drawings because they are not there” – Carl Andre
“As an artist, I have always questioned what I see, feel, touch, sense; and also to question the validity of drawing, painting and making sculpture. In turn, this made me make sculpture, explore film & video, assemblage, make performances, paint and draw. Why did I respond to some things and not others?
Asking the questions within a different context led to more questions, some specific, and some general. I have a need to explore and question, to develop and control fluency for an intellectual formulation of an expressive personal visual language.
One needs to analyse a particular
Seeing and comprehending, tempered with a development of critical analysis of results. Being able to look inward and outward to expose a full creative possibility.
This led me to an equation
————————-towards an end
————————-an end in itself
Reciprocally I produced and am still producing work in a series presently ‘Drawing towards communication’ and ‘Sound equivalent’ drawings, which explore space, balance, tension, atmosphere etc… of particular ‘sounds’.
‘Is sound just for our ears and image for our eyes’?”
– Clive Garland, 2009
Clive Garland was featured in Contemporary Art Society’s ARTfutures 2005 and 2007 held at Bloomberg SPACE, London.