Brian Clarke (b. 1953, Oldham, Lancashire, England) is the world’s leading stained-glass artist, with a practice that extends to painting, sculpture, and mosaics. Since the early 1970s, he has collaborated with many of the world’s most prominent architects, including Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, and Zaha Hadid, to create large-scale glass installations for buildings worldwide.Clarke’s stained-glass works and paintings have been the subject of exhibitions at international museums including the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands; Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Munich Stadtmuseum, Germany; the Centre International de Vitrail, Chartres, France; and the Vitro Musée, Romont, Switzerland. He lives and works in London.
On 5 February, Pace London opened A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense: A Portrait of Robert Fraser, on the ground floor of the gallery and Brian Clarke: Works from 1977 - 1985, as curated by Robert Fraser, on the first floor at 6 Burlington Gardens. The exhibitions will remain on view until 28 March 2015.