Clinton King: Interview

Clinton King, Filters, 2012, oil and enamel on canvas, 11 x 14 inches (courtesy
Clinton King, Filters, 2012, oil and enamel on canvas, 11 x 14 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Michael Rutherford interviews artist Clinton King about his work and making a shift from sculpture to painting.

In the sculptures, King remarks, "I often worked with a material in a 'natural way' letting the object and material 'just be.' Working in this way I developed sensitivity and a lightness of touch. This later grew into a highly spontaneous/intuitive approach that naturally adapted to painting, by this time the relationships between material and object became increasingly relative to the viewer. I worked in sculpture for nearly 8 years before rediscovering painting, What came out of this for me was the realization that one practice directly and deeply informed the other, although painting is an additive process by nature it is reductive when seen in context to my overall artistic practice."