More Works By R. Clarke Ellis Painted Steel 2022
72 × 10 × 17 in 182.88 × 25.4 × 43.18 cm

About X-Y

Bold, clean lines and vivid colours attract the viewer’s eye to this minimalist sculpture by Robert Clarke-Ellis. The Toronto artist creates expressive pieces forged out of steel. The stick-like figures in bright red and yellow suggest an association with the X and Y chromosomes that determine the biological sex of an individual.

“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.