Australian born Clayton Blake is a multidisciplinary installation artist widely recognised for his extraordinary works that employ various elements of architecture and sculpture. His practice involves adapting everyday objects and materials to specific artistic and architectural applications. Clayton uses a diverse range of materials 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.
Clayton attempts to expand the definition of art to include new forms of social engagement. He uses his art to promote discussion, encourage debate, and raise awareness about injustice, inequality and social change.
Clayton is a student of contemporary sculpture and a creator of interesting and thought provoking objects.
2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Monolith, Clayton Blake
Clayton Blake’s “MONOLITH” is a visual tribute to the 1950’s post war Brutalist Architectural movement. Seen as modern architecture at its most radical and driven by a functional approach toward design, Brutalism is characterised by minimalist construction techniques that showcases bare building materials and structural elements over decorative design. The Brutalist genre consists of exposed concrete, bold abstract forms, geometric shapes and a predominately monochrome colour pallet.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.