News - Visions Of Heaven and Hell (And Then Some)
...Clive has now finalised the last pieces which have become part of his much anticipated exhibition at Bert Green Fine Art in Los Angeles. We understand from Clive that he has decided to release a small number of important pieces painted for The Abarat Quartet to the exhibition which also accommodates other recent work by Clive, including adult and erotic pieces. Bert Green has now released images of the pieces which can be viewed here on the Bert Green site.
All of the work on show is available for sale through the gallery, with online purchases facilitated for those unable to visit the exhibition in person. As well as the major works in oil, there are smaller pieces in a variety of media as it is Clive's intention to make his work available to as large an audience as possible.
Clive's original artwork has not been available for sale since his sell-out 'The Weird And The Wicked' exhibition in 1998 and the demand for these pieces has undoubtedly been heightened by both the long wait art-lovers have had and the huge attraction of the artwork from the New York Times' Bestselling Abarat Quartet novels.
Clive Barker : "I really wanted for once for the title to mean something, you know, and for there to be pieces which, yeah, were a little hellish and pieces which were a little heavenly. And Heaven and Hell are always different to everyone who imagines them, but some of the characters that I've painted - there's a picture called Cosmic, for instance, which is a naked man who is piebald coloured, white and black and in the black there are stars. And that to me is very much a heavenly image - it's an image of a man who's totally at peace with himself, and who has, somehow or other, drawn the universe and the mysteries of the universe into himself... And then there are, as you say, images which are profoundly disturbing - and then there are pictures which I think are open to a sort of interpretation: the picture of the man amongst the bamboo..."
Heaven, Hell And The Dreaming Space Between
By Phil and Sarah Stokes, 5 December 2005 (note: full text here)
The exhibiton will run from the 8th December 2005 to the 28th January 2006.
Opening Reception: Thursday, 8th December 2005, 6–9 pm
Book Signing: Saturday, 17th December 2005, 2–5 pm
'Zoomen' - live painting / photography demonstration on five nude male models: Thursday, 12th January, 2006
Head over to our Luna7 page for news of a very limited edition of giclees: Icon, The Eyes Have It and A Marriage of Convenience...
All gallery events are free and open to the public. Artwork for younger visitors will be isolated from work more suitable for an adult-only audience. Please head over to Bert Green Fine Art for more details of this and other art events...