Gordon Clark, a visionary artist-filmaker, embarks on a profound odyssey intended to transcend time and space. With unwavering authenticity, he delves into the essence of the human experience, weaving a tapestry of emotions that resonate with our shared humanity.
Clark's gaze pierces through commercial courtyards to reveal the raw soul of existence, experiencing its gritty realities firsthand, his lens reveals the hidden truth as it illuminates society's frayed edges.
His art isn't a mere snapshot of the present; it's an excavation of the cultural epochs that incubated his subjects.
The characters he captures in his frame are not minor subjects; they are a part of Clark's own narrative, they're fundamental to the unfolding story of his own life. A profound kinship binds him to the outcasts, the marginalized, and the forgotten. In their faces, he discovers fragments of his own story, a mirror reflecting the shared vulnerabilities and triumphs of their collective journey together.
Clark's artistic ethos defies conventional academia; instead, his work is instinctive, exploring human nature in collision with culture.
This process is paramount to the unique outcome to each of his timely constructs, and they are lengthy pursuits, seeking the enigmatic memetics and epigenetics that expose the layers of life's journey etched on the faces and the territories they inhabit.
Clark's identity has taken on a truly universal expression. His work tunnels through the intricate dramas, deliberately prompting viewers to ponder their own sensitivities.
Imbued with endless wonder and epiphanies, he invites us on a journey to consider our own story as we explore and discover a broader spectrum of the human condition.
2006 - "INDIGENOUS" - Solo Show - Odes gallery - Cape Town
2007 - "THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF SEEING" - Solo Show - Odes Gallery - Cape Town
2009 - "WHO AM I ?" - Solo Show - Joa Ferreira Gallery - Cape Town
2010 - "WHO AM I ?" - Johannesburg Art Fair - Johannesburg
2011 - "WHO AM I ?" - Torch Gallery - Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012 - "WHO AM I ?" - Artco Gallery - Aachen, Germany
2012 - "WHO AM I ?" - Photo Gallery - Stuttgart, Germany
2012 - "WHO AM I ?" - Kuntz Gallery - Belgium
2013 - "THE OUTCOME OF TURNER ADAMS" - Solo Show - Commune 1 Gallery - Cape Town
2013 - "THE OUTCOME OF TURNER ADAMS" - Johannesburg Art Fair - Johannesburg
2014 - "GROOT GERAAK" - Solo Show - Commune 1 Gallery - Cape Town
2014 - "GROOT GERAAK" - Cape Town Art Fair - Cape Town
2015 - "LEON BOTHA NUDE" - Cape Town Art Fair - Cape Town
2020 - Clark was a part of a group exhibition, along with Roger Ballen, at Artco Gallery, Berlin,
featuring "WHO AM I ? LEON BOTHA"
2020 - Solo exhibtion, "THE OUTCOME OF TURNER ADAMS ", exhibited at Artco Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2022 - MESSAGES TO SELF - JT GOCA / ARTCO GALLERY - Joshua Tree, USA
2022 - TIMELINE - JT GOCA / ARTCO GALLERY - Joshua Tree, USA
The works created span a 23 year time frame.
- TRANSGRESSIONS: LEON BOTHA, " WHO AM I ? "
Absorbed three and a half years.
- GROOT GERAAK.
A gang exploration took an immense nine and a half years.
- THE OUTCOME OF TURNER ADAMS.
Involved three and a half years daily in " the hood "
- OUR SERMONS TO OURSELVES, DRYWALL DAVE.
Evolved over four years and included a documentary.
- MESSAGE TO SELF