2022 ARTIST BIOS | Clayton Blake

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About Clayton Blake

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 & thought provoking objects.

2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Bathing Boxes, Clayton Blake

An abstract interpretation of the iconic Bathing Boxes that adorned many of the sea side townships along Australia’s coast line. Clayton Blake’s use of concrete, abstract forms and geometric shapes is a celebration of the 1950’s post war brutalist Architectural Movement.

Instagram: @claytonblake.art

Website: www.claytonblake.com

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.