/ / Artist Bios 2020

Australian born Clayton Blake is an installation artist widely recognized for his extraordinary works that employ various elements of architecture and sculpture. His practice involves adapting everyday objects to specific artistic and architectural applications. Clayton uses ordinary accessible items to create large scale, contemporary installations that challenge and excite. He constructs expansive works that respond to or reflect their environments, whilst challenging and distorting the viewer’s preconceptions of structures and space.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Contortion, Clayton Blake

CONTORTION – definition “ something that is complex and difficult to follow as a result of being deliberately distorted / twisted”. Truth and transparency are critical during a global pandemic. Information and collaboration are key in combating an international crisis. Misinformation and the distortion of truth only magnifies and exasperates the problem. Lives would have been saved and suffering reduced if certain world leaders acted sooner. Tragically the procrastination and pontification has resulted in senseless heartache, misery and death.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.