Two minimalist human-like forms appear to be dancing—their elongated shapes entwined; their ‘faces’ glancing towards one another. This is Robert Clarke-Ellis’s work. His abstract sculptures forged from steel are often painted in bright colours—this one in red and royal blue. His playful work always embodies a serious message.
“The interaction (internal dialogue) between the sculpture and the spectator becomes at once personal and universal. This becomes the beginning for a new dialogue, event, or memory.” Clarke Ellis
He has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). He began his career as an instructor at NSCAD before completing a degree in education from Queen's University.