b. 1986, HK.

As the body negotiates the space between the world and the self, so it marks/alters/changes surfaces. Likewise, the records of these changing surfaces and gestural marks in space serve to preserve a kind of body talk or resonating chatter. Subsequently, the transformative state of body sluff, the shedding of body things, gives rise to new surfaces and forms. The gooey, fluid, fragile state where these surfaces and processes intersect is where my work is situated and is experienced. As such, the work takes on many forms from performance and video, to sculpture and installation and seems to be self-generating. By dealing with body as primary subject matter, the work is autobiographical and is performed/written/communicated with a personal mythological language.  

CLAY Dunklin is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in the Baltimore/D.C. area whose experimental practice includes performative, video, and installation works.  He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Maryland College Park and received his BFA in Drawing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.