Lamina, a new sculptural installation by the internationally celebrated artist Brian Clarke will go on show at the Gagosian Gallery in Heddon Street, London. The work, made out of translucent glass, will dramatically break out of the exhibition space into the street beyond engaging the viewer in a kinetic interaction with light and transparency both inside and outside the gallery. The work, which portrays light-suffused foliage inspired by forest leaves, was developed from the artist’s recent designs for the new grandstand at Royal Ascot.
As an architectural artist, Brian Clarke has worked in stained glass for over thirty years, often on a very large scale. He has worked with some of the world’s leading architects including Norman Foster most notably on Stansted Airport (1988), the Al Faisaliah Complex in Riyadh (2000) and most recently on the proposed Glass Pyramid in Kazakhstan.
Brian Clarke was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1953, the son of a miner. He has exhibited extensively internationally including in the US and Europe. He designed the stained glass facade for Pfizer Inc., New York (2001), the stained glass facade and mosaic floor for Olympus Optical Europa’s new headquarters in Hamburg, Germany (2000), the stained glass and mosaic for NorteShopping in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (1995) and the stained glass window installed for permanent exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY (2000).