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Bernie Clarkson

Bernie Clarkson

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (BA and MFA in 2012 )



As a painter working in oils the starting point of all my paintings are an attraction to a found image from a newspaper, book, magazine or photograph.

My work is a combination of figurative and abstract and is evolving all the time drawing inspiration and influence from historical and contemporary artists. My work often involves placing an anonymous figure or figures in an ambiguous landscape, a landscape which can change dramatically as the painting develops. The over-riding central theme of my work places the figure(s)  in a landscape, which is often expressed, as an aesthetic experience of fear where notions of aloneness and isolation can be explored. I use the notion of landscape multitudinously i.e. landscape as an area of land, and landscape as a more abstract concept, as a universal human experience. 

91 × 91 × 4 cm
  • £1,600.00
87 × 102 × 4 cm
  • £2,250.00
91 × 91 × 4 cm
  • £2,000.00
0.0001 × 122 × 4.5 cm
  • £2,500.00
5 × 140 × 112 cm
  • £2,950.00
107 × 86 × 5 cm
  • £1,200.00


    2005, Paris, Le Vesinet, (Group Show) 2006, Paris, Le Vesinet, (Group Show) 2007, House Exhibition with photographer Sophie Pickard 2007, Long Gallery, Newcastle University with Tom Knowles 2008, Newcastle Building Society (Group Show) 2008, Long Gallery, Newcastle University with Tom Knowles 2009, Artworks Gallery, Newcastle (Group Show) 2009, Baring Gallery, Newcastle (Group Show) 2009, Saltburn Artist’s Gallery (Group Show) 2009, Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick (Group Show) 2010, Long Gallery, Newcastle University (one other artist) 2010, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University (Group Show) 2011, Newcastle Building Society (Group Show) 2011, Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle University (Solo space within a group show) 2011, Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick (Group Show) 2011, King’s Place Gallery, London (Group Show) 2011, Birdcage Gallery, Newcastle (Group Show) 2012, Long Gallery, Newcastle University (Solo Show) 2013, Chelsea Town hall (Group Show)      


Signature Art Prize Academy Studios Abroad Winner 2015


Publication Title Job Title Date interview-bernie-clarkson/‎ A Mixture of Figuration and Abstraction Sat, 03/28/2015

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