Following on from his hit show ‘The A-Z of Dogs’, Robert Clarke’s latest creation - ANIMAL MAGIC -
is inspired by the classic BBC TV show with Johnny Morris and from an old 1960s book he discovered in Oxfam called Treasures Of The Natural World. TWENTY6 caught up with him at the preview.
WHAT WERE YOUR AMBITIONS AND
ASPIRATIONS AT THE AGE OF 26?
I wanted to be an artist, was an artist, infact had a one man show the following year in Hamburg.
PICK A WORD BEGINNING WITH ‘A’
THAT BEST SUMS YOU UP...
FOR EACH LETTER OF THE ALPHABET PICK A WORD FOLLOWED BY A SENTENCE THAT TELLS
US A STORY...
Playing at home a euphemism for menstruation.
My aunty was always this when I was growing up.
The band that never were.
The comic, Frank Miller years and the love
affair with Elektra.
Everyone needs one - a good art education
opens your eyes.
The films of Mario Bava - Danger Diabolik with
Jean Phillipe Law.
Parisian horror and giant puppets.
Calypso singer and marvellous actor
I once saw in London.
Fabulous clothes I’d wear, given half the chance.
Let’s have a laugh in Court.
Crystallized views of molecular nonsense.
Tall, rangy women.
The hand is quicker than the eye.
Roaming around nowhere.
Living stuff and more stuff.
Great cat and Pele football boots.
Max Beckmann wife’s name.
Something you mix with paint so it don’t dry.
Because we wanna feel safe.
My favourite game.
Or a mongrel dog.
A word for sexy, fat people.
Kurosawa’s master less samurai.
They are stripped, black and white - how chic !!
Upstairs at Modern Pantry - 47-48 St Johns’s Square - Clerkenwell - London - EC1V 4JJ
16th May - end July 2011
WORDS & INTERVIEW / MATT SETCHELL