Seth Clark

The notion that “HIVE” is deteriorating Architecture in Seth Clark’s recent collages and sculptures.
Seth invites you into challenged, destroyed, and forgotten buildings with his unique aesthetic signature. His work is both an abandonment of architecture and a testament to its beauty. Intricate but never overwhelming, Seth’s art creates moments we can live within that simultaneously expand and contract before us. When I saw his work for the first time, I was impressed by his ability to revivify deteriorating architecture. Because his work is subtle and precious, it’s almost incompatible with the subject material, resulting in a deep and beautiful tension that marks an important contribution to the Contemporary Art world.
— Yunmin Zala Director, GalleryBOM

Artist Statement:
My work focuses on deteriorating architecture. These structures, designed to be huge forces of permanence, are continually being challenged, destroyed and forgotten. I see an inherent honesty in the face of my subject. Among all of the clutter—the shards of wood and layers of rubble—there remains a gentle resolve. As I work, I study these structures incessantly. The buildings, often on the brink of ruin, have something very energized and present trying to escape from their fragmented reality. These images are created through an ambitious layering process. I collage with found paper to reflect the fragmented and complex tactility of decay. Once a dimensional foundation is achieved, various mixed media are used to bring definition and depth to these raw materials. The processes of collage and drawing alternate between themselves lending to a seamless blend of the two mediums.