Like an athlete poised to perform the broad jump, this metal sculpture by Canadian artist Robert Clarke Ellis has a palpable energy. His laser-cut steel pieces are painted so they absorb light and cast their own curious shadows. Clarke Ellis’s new work integrates minimalist forms with playful, even theatrical themes.
“The interaction (internal dialogue) between the sculpture and the spectator becomes at once personal and universal.” 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.