Clinton Kirkpatrick (born 1984) is an artist living and working in UK / Ireland.
Clinton thinks about painting as storytelling and seeks to examine the human from both an individual perspective and through different societal perspectives.
He incorporates various media into his practice including painting, drawing, collage and different printmaking techniques such as cyanotype, woodcut and monotype.
Clinton Kirkpatrick was born in Lisburn, and he currently lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Clinton has a BA Hons: Painting and Drawing degree from the University of Huddersfield.(2008)
Since then, Clinton has developed his artistic abilities, voice, and language into an energetic and engaging practice. He examines the human from individual perspectives or within collective societies and, often, his work is absurd or comical that is simultaneously recognisable and strange.
Clinton is interested in the historical timeline of the human and seeks to investigate how we function within systems that have been created to guide or alter perception. There is humour in his practice which seems to jest at the world that we coexist in, or he reflects it back to itself albeit in a slightly altered, playful and new way. These familiar and strange characters resemble something vague about ourselves and also allow the viewer to question their own existence.