E. D. Hirsch writes, “Almost any word sequence can, under the conventions of language, legitimately represent more than one complex meaning. A word sequence means nothing in particular until somebody either means something by it or understands something from it.”
My work is about the gap between how the world is presented to us and how we then perceive it. I try in my work to distill the psychology that one encounters, but rarely can articulate in language, when experiencing the sublime of everyday contemporary life.
I use the strategies of photography to create physical sculptures. I make, collect, arrange, and display objects as one singular image rather than discrete sculptural objects. Needing to physically experience the works when they lend themselves so readily to an image creates tension in the work.
— Joshua R. Clark
Joshua R. Clark is an American artist born in Columbus, Ohio. He received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He currently lives and works in New York.