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NOHO STUDIOS 46 GREAT TITCHFIELD ST 15-18 NOVEMBER 2018


Statement from the Artist.

In December 2017, I embarked on an artist’s residency at Borana game conservancy in Laikipia, Northern Kenya. Every day, drawing the animals from life in their natural habitat, I hoped to capture something of the wild encounter, and to convey a direct perspective on a reality that is fast perishing around Africa. Since this residency I have continued to work on a series of large scale black and white drawings in my London Studio. Initially I wanted to use only black and white so that I could focus on drawing, to keep the studio work as close as possible to the initial encounter. As I went on, I realised the delineation of white vs black as light vs dark, birth vs death, and so many other opposites, applies perfectly to a land of contrasts, where flood follows drought, where lush grass becomes parched earth, where the hand that deals death is also the giver of life to others. Not only that, but my increased use of line allowed me to experiment with and push the abstract qualities of drawing which have always appealed to me. The title, On The Line, therefore references both the precarious nature of the wild game in East Africa, and my preoccupation with line drawing. In 1910 president Roosevelt on a tour of Africa wrote, “the land teams with beasts of the chase, infinite in number”. Over a century on, and it is abundantly clear that these animals are not infinite in number; “it is estimated that 100 elephants are killed every day across Africa” and there are maybe only 352,000 left on the continent (down 30% in 7 years). In the studio, I moved towards depicting great herds, ‘teaming’ off the page, jostling for their place in an increasingly cramped pictorial space. The works are painted as a sort of elegy; for what used to be, and what might cease to be in the future. I am also hoping to highlight and support the amazing positive work being done by conservations like Borana, which is one of Africa’s newest rhino conservancies, and one of its most successful. In 2013, black rhinos were reintroduced to Borana Conservancy: the first time rhinos had roamed on its land for more than 50 years, and they are now thriving. 10% of net proceeds from all the work sold will go directly towards conservation efforts on the ground at Borana.


1. Buffalo on Borana Indian ink on 400gsm watercolour 120 x 125cm ÂŁ5000


2 Elephant 1 Indian Ink 20.5 x 14.5cm £450


3. Elephant 2 Charcoal - 14.5 x 20.5cm £450


4 Elephant 4 Indian Ink – 21 x 28cm

£595


5 Elephant 5 Indian Ink – 21 x 28cm £595


6 Elephant 6 Charcoal – 21 x 28cm

£550


7 Elephant 7 Charcoal – 21 x 28cm

£550


8a Buffalo 1 Charcoal – 21 x 28cm

£550


8b Buffalo 2 Charcoal – 21 x 28cm £550


9 Impala guarding Harem Charcoal on two pieces of paper 42 x 29cm ÂŁ850


10 Black Rhino Charcoal – 28 x 21cm

£550


11 White Rhino Charcoal – 28 x 21cm

£595


12 White Rhino 2 Charcoal – 28 x 21cm

£550


13 Elephant 3 Charcoal – 28 x 21cm

£550


14 White Rhino 3 Charcoal – 28 x 38cm £850


15 Buffalo 3 Indian ink – 28 x 21cm £595


16 Buffalo 4 Indian ink – 28 x 21cm £595


17a. White Rhino 4

Indian ink – 42 x 29cm £850


17b. Black Rhino 2

Indian ink, 29 x 42cm £850


18 White Rhino 5

Indian ink – 42 x 29cm £850


19 Elephant 8

Indian ink – 42 x 29cm £850


20

Elephant 9 Indian ink 29 x 21cm £595


21 Untitled (Giraffe in the Acacia Thorns) Indian ink – 21x 28cm, £550


22 Untitled (Giraffe in the Acacia Thorns 2) Indian ink – 26 x 39cm £850


23

Buffalo Hunt Indian ink 42 x 29cm £850


24 Buffalo 5 Indian Ink – 42 x 29cm

£850


25 Lion Yawn Indian Ink – 21 x 28cm

£550


26

Buffalo Hunt 2 Indian ink on 400gsm watercolour paper 101 x 90cm ÂŁ2900


27

Buffalo Hunt 3 Indian ink on 400gsm watercolour 101 x 67cm ÂŁ2400


28

Lion – study for Buffalo Hunt Indian ink on watercolour paper 42 x 29cm £850


29 Three Zebra Indian Ink – 20.5 x 20.5cm

£550


30 Baboon Indian Ink on – 20.5 x 20.5cm

£550


31 Study for Zebra herd

Indian ink – 42 x 29cm

£850


32 Study for A Dazzle of Zebra

Indian ink – 42 x 29cm

£850


33 Zebra Herd Indian ink on raw canvas (primed on reverse) 150 x 101cm ÂŁ6000


34 Buffalo herd - study

Indian ink – 42 x 29cm

£850


35 Buffalo herd

Indian ink on 400gsm Saunders Waterford – 101 x 67cm,

ÂŁ2400


36 A dazzle of Zebra Indian ink on 400gsm Saunders Waterford 101 x 67cm, ÂŁ2900


37 A dazzle of Zebra - Triptych

Indian ink on 400gsm Saunders Waterford 50 x 67cm, 70 x 67cm, 50 x 67cm, £4000


38 One Ton Charcoal – 42 x 29cm

£850


39 Elephant 10 Charcoal – 42 x 29cm

£850


40 Elephant by the river Charcoal – 29 x 42cm £850


41 Elephants at the river Indian ink on 400gsm Saunders Waterford 101 x 67cm, ÂŁ2400


42 “The land teems with beasts of the chase” Indian ink on 400gsm Saunders Waterford 101 x 67cm,

£2500


43 Triptych, Three Buffalo Indian ink 42 x 29 cm,

£850


44 a Running Buffalo (a)

soluble graphite and wash – 42 x 29cm, £850


44 b Running Buffalo (b)

soluble graphite and wash – 29 x 42cm,

£850


45 Buffalo Startled Indian ink, black and white emulsion and oil on canvas 100 x 67cm ÂŁ4000


46 The Herd Oil stick and Indian Ink on 350gsm Somerset printmaking paper 110 x 76cm (framed with museum glass), ÂŁ3000


47

Buffalo Hunt 3 Oil stick and brush on 350gsm Somerset printmaking paper 110 x 76cm, ÂŁ3000


48 Elephant pair and young Charcoal – 42 x 28cm

£850


49 Elephant pair 2 Charcoal – 42 x 28cm

£850


50 Elephant pair 3 Indian Ink 60 x 42cm £1150


51 Elephant pair 4 Indian Ink 60 x 42cm £1200


52 Elephant pair 5

Charcoal on 400gsm watercolour 140 x 101cm ÂŁ4000


53 Elephant pair 6

Graphite on 350gsm cartridge 138 x 104cm ÂŁ4000


54 Bull Elephant

Graphite on 350gsm cartridge 55 x 76cm ÂŁ1750


55 Triptych for PB Charcoal 350gsm Saunders Waterford paper 101 x 67cm ÂŁ2500


56 Big Bull Elephant Charcoal on two pieces of 400gsm Bockingford watercolour paper 150 x 230cm ÂŁ8000


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FRED CLARK - ON THE LINE  

An exhibition of drawings in support of Borana Game Conservancy in Kenya. November 15-18 2018

FRED CLARK - ON THE LINE  

An exhibition of drawings in support of Borana Game Conservancy in Kenya. November 15-18 2018

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