Clark Carr is an abstract painter. He is moved by anything visual or auditory with an edge. Although he creates primarily gallery art, his influences are derived from street art, children’s paintings and punk rock music. Clark sees himself as a medium to the unconscious. A self described Human Camera.
His formal training includes The Fashion Institute of Technology, The School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
“I made a life size painting of a Man in a Chemical Protective Suit. The drawing was soldered into the canvas which was coated in shellac, polyurethane and rabbit skin glue. It took me weeks to create because the process was so slow. Then I installed a motor with an arm that struck the canvas from behind at 60 beats per minute. I showed this piece to a prominent New York artist. His only critique was a story about being raped as Boy Scout. I burned the painting the next day and started a band.”