Incandescent State, 2020 , Oil on linen, 162.5 x 127 cm

Clinton King (b. 1976) is an American born artist based in Brooklyn, NY, working in painting, sculpture and video. He received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. He has been awarded residencies in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong and Japan. 

Clinton King's painting is influenced by the reality of experiences. His work embraces an aesthetic of excess through simplistic gestures and mediums which ultimately allows  him to strip down his paintings into their fundamental elements. His references vary from abstract works to digital means, consisting of pixels and analog marks, all of which drive him to reflect on human complexity. King's paintings, characterized by a strong sense of depth because of his multiple overlays, tend to abandon compositional aspects, and every color, movement, or stroke exudes an exuberant pulse that cannot be confined. Yet, all of his ferocity and vibrancy, unveils, more than anything, an enigma into the intricacy of the work of art itself. 

His previous exhibitions include: Youkobo Art space (Tokyo, Japan), Dickinson Gallery (NYC), Spring Break 2020 (NYC), The Hole (NYC), and Tiger Strikes Astroid (Los Angeles). Stellan Holm Gallery (NYC), Dorsky Foundation (Brooklyn, NY), Transmitter (Brooklyn, NY), George Lawson Gallery (San Francisco), Zaim Space (Yokohama, Japan), 1a Space Gallery (Hong Kong), Spaces in Cleveland OH, and The Suburban (Chicago)