This original artwork by Sven Clarkson titled 'Trials in Authenticity' is hand-painted ink and graphite on a snowboard. One of a kind original artwork signed by the artist.
Trials in authenticity: a geometric mandala piece formed over many lockdowns throughout the covid 19 pandemic. Each ring pattern is reflective of the many stages of struggle of lockdown some are smeared in frustration, others are crisp and tight, revealing a beautifully complex and raw piece of work that owns and embraces mishaps and error.
Size: 1570 x 295mm
Auckland-based artist Sven Clarkson has been drawing ever since he can recall, whether it was crayons at kindy or studying fine arts in high school, he has always had a love for creating and known to be an avid doodler. Using line markers, he creates visually striking pieces with a high level of resolve and detail. In this work, Sven draws inspiration from Mandala artwork and using it as a meditative process to refine and work on his mark making craft, deliberately leaving in drafting lines and slips of the hand to show that this piece is not perfect and has indeed been meticulously hand worked, layer by subtle layer.