Rayvenn D' Clark
In recent years, Rayvenn D' Clark's work has begun to explore the 'playful' theatricality of sculpture, with an extended analysis of the material quality of sculptural objects in a larger discussion of ‘Objecthood’. She increasingly analyses the characteristics of art-making following the affirmation of media, examining the kinds of ‘conversations’ that arise as a result of such critical questioning, and an attempt to make art that actually speaks of the unusual position of the socio-political climate in which we mature as both artists and individuals.
Her oeuvre exposes the black body laid bare – in traction, unencumbered, motivated by issues surrounding the black body - gendered or otherwise - fuelling a discussion of the irregular position of the black-artist who remains abstracted and marginalised in a male, pale, and stale, whitewashed art-world. This has seen her work becoming embedded in every day, collective experience. In the presentation of larger installations - engendering thecreation of objects that are explicit in their political undertones and personal narrative commentary, whilst polarised in their more covert, playful and subtle methods of installation and display.
Currently working out of Chelsea UAL, as her body of work progresses she is becoming more concerned with the idea of the sculptural format as a mechanism to examine the space between objects; modelling the real and its ability to usurp the ‘original’, as self-sustaining fictions & the critical questions that arise from such figurative practices and processes.