Mike Clapton
MIKE CLAPTON ART

About Me

My portraits are created using compressed charcoals, a medium that compliments working on facial representation, with the ability to produce both smooth and subtle forms, with detailed abstract patterning and texture. My work aims to capture the darker and unseen elements of my subjects’ personalities and are centred on the triumvirate of impression/perception/reality; of how contrary to how we perceive and are impressed upon by friends and pop culture icons, the reality of their persona may be quite different. The strong lighting of the subjects combined with the monochrome nature of the pieces intensifies the visual impact of the work, and mirrors the emotional contrasts of the subjects.

Exhibitions & Prizes

Exhibited at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, February - March 2016
Exhibited at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, February - March 2015
Won the £5000 Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2015
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