Nathaniel Clark is a San Diego based visual artist who works in the discipline of painting and drawing. His method of figurative painting is evocative of the post surrealists, and artists of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. His paintings begin with a need for a particular composition, geometry, and rhythm, or to see how certain colors play against each other. Through trial, error, and discovery, the abstract armatures gradually take on the clothing of figuration and narrative. For the artist, painting is like wandering amorphous vistas of the unconscious, guided mostly by intuition. In the end, the painting is like a souvenir of a dream.
Nathaniel studied figurative sculpture and painting at Yale College and at the Graduate School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis, and teaches drawing and painting privately and at Miramar, Southwestern, and Cuyamaca Colleges. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in a number of public and private collections.