Joe Clark

Working from a position of both fascination and deep-distrust, my practice pulls from the contemporary photographic idiom, shifting freely between the various formats, materials, techniques and processes through which it is now possible to generate photographic images.

The work tends to maintain a hermetic surface- a conscious echo of the dematerialising effect of commercial imagery. However, my emphasis of apparatus and process and the frequent absence of image-content in the expected sense both draws attention to this and allows it to be understood. What remains is a visual grammar made up of an abstruse symbolism which places ideas about the quality of subjective human experience and the unrepresentable character of our inner lives in a dialectic with the hyperactive medium of photography and the wider technological-cultural moment it exists in.