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. The action of making marks on a surface by the body are limited over time by the body itself - the quality and energy of the mark varies and dwindles until no such mark can be made any longer. Subsequently, the transformative state of body sluff, the shedding of body things, gives rise to new surfaces and forms.  Where these surfaces and processes intersect marks a gooey, fluid, fragile state of drawing out, draward, becoming. This intersection is where my work is situated and is experienced through various incarnations that are reborn out of their former selves.   

CLAY Dunklin is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in the Baltimore/D.C. area whose experimental practice includes performative, video, and interactive 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.