Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
I am an artist working and living in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh nations. I was born in the Northern part of what is currently called British Columbia and spent my teenage years on Vancouver Island. I have trained in woodworking and commercial printing, both of which influence my artistic practice. I hold a Batchelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a focus on print media, although I am also interested in collage, illustration, sculpture and sound.
Brittain, Clyde Richard
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
A primary focus of my practice is exploring the complex and often fraught relationship we, as a species, have with the Earth. I find inspiration in the shapes, textures and patterns that exist within nature. Drawing on these, I seek to imagine new narratives in which humans embrace our place as part of the natural world, just as the natural world is an integral part of ourselves. My work is highly influenced by historical zoological, anthropological and botanical illustrations, as I love the sense of wonder and the Sublime found in early scientific prints and 16th-century woodcuts. I’m also drawn to the fantastic and other-worldly illustrations from 1960s and 1970s science fiction, with their ability to create a fascinating vehicle for speculation while merging the serious and observational with the absurd and speculative. The tension between past, present and future is integral to my work. While looking to the past for inspiration, I am focused on the challenges we face in the present, as well as our uncertain future. I draw upon surreal and fantastical imagery to explore issues we must address collectively as a species if we hope to survive. Organic forms merge, mutate, transform and evolve in my work, as I explore what it is to be human in the Anthropocene and what the world might look like if we were at peace with our environment.