The art of Anthony Clarkson is a portal into child-like innocence, mixed with troubled spirits, broken hearts and a sense of emptiness. When Clarkson graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in 2002, he was resolute in his decision to make a living as a graphic artist in the music industry. He was hired as the head graphic designer for a prominent record label in Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Embracing a vibrantly hyper realistic digital photo-manipulation technique, his first published album cover followed shortly after joining their ranks and quickly established a long list of published album covers for several bands on various labels.

Inspired by the continuously evolving Los Angeles new contemporary art scene and growing weary with digital art, Clarkson began to revisit the drawing style of his youth, mixed with the feelings and dark emotions he has dealt with throughout his adult life. In late 2005 he was given the chance to be in his first group show at Thinkspace in Los Angeles, thus providing the perfect opportunity to begin showcasing a completely new direction in his artistic style.

Clarkson’s art has been showcased in several galleries in the United States including Thinkspace, DvA Gallery, Gallery 1988, Cannibal Flower and Copro/Nason. Exhibitions of note include special curated exhibitions that were dedicated to Mattel/Hot Wheels, Marvel Comics (hosted by Stan Lee) and Crazy for Cult 2 (hosted by Kevin Smith). Clarkson was also featured in the ‘Intersections’ show at the Cypress College that took place during the spring of 2008.

In addition to a growing following on the gallery circuit, Clarkson is also one of 100 artists that has been tapped by vinyl toy juggernaut MindStyle to participate in Experiment 626, a crossover tour in conjunction with Disney. Each artist was sent a blank 10-inch vinyl figure of Stitch from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch movie to customize. These custom art pieces will tour the globe. The traveling exhibition will end in November 2009 in Hawaii. Past that, be on the lookout for additional action in the vinyl toy market from Clarkson as we enter into 2010 and beyond.

Clarkson’s vision continues to expand as his paintings evolve into more intense expressions of his own dark thoughts.

Current and Previous Works by Anthony Clarkson

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  • “Nightbird’s Song”

    (2015)
    $1,150
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Please contact us 24 hours in advanced to view • Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Denial River”

    (2015)
    $1,550
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Please contact us 24 hours in advanced to view • Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Shows:

    • POW! WOW! Hawai’i – Honolulu Museum Art School
    • LAX / DTW – Curated show at Inner State Gallery (Detroit, MI)
    • The Withering
  • “The Knowing Tree”

    (2017)
    $1,600
    Available
    Oil on wood panel
    Please contact us 24 hours in advanced to view
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / DTW : Detroit Hustle II
  • “As Above, So Below”

    (2018)
    $2,000
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement – 2018
  • “The Carbon Heart”

    (2012)
    $350
    Sold
    Graphite and acrylic on paper
    Framed
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Blind Faith”

    (2012)
    $350
    Sold
    Graphite and acrylic on paper
    Framed
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Dead End Kings”

    (2012)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    14.5" × 20"
    37 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Veil of Vanity”

    (2012)
    $2,300
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    36" × 18.5"
    91 × 47 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Hatching Ideas”

    (2012)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • with Born Free USA Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner
  • “In A Sea Of Solitude”

    (2013)
    $800
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    16" × 12"
    41 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / PHL
  • “King Of Fools”

    (2012)
    $1,300
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    13.5" × 20"
    34 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Picks of the Harvest 2012
  • “Born In Bloom”

    (2010)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Art Walk 2010
  • “Eat Me, Drink Me”

    (2010)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    15" × 10.5"
    38 × 27 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “I Broke Apart My Insides: Tribute to the visions of Mark Romanek & Trent Reznor (Closer/The Perfect Drug)”

    (2011)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    16" × 24"
    41 × 61 cm
  • “Behind These Empty Eyes”

    (2012)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    16" × 12"
    41 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “A Carnival Creation”

    (2012)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    14.5" × 24"
    37 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Scream Of The Butterfly”

    (2012)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    9" × 20"
    23 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Blinded By Temptation”

    (2013)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “The Moth & The Mask”

    (2013)
    $200
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper
    Framed
    7" × 5"
    18 × 13 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Among The Silent Faces”

    (2013)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Smells Like Regret”

    (2012)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    14.5" × 24"
    37 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “The Great Charade”

    (2012)
    $2,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    24" × 36"
    61 × 91 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Crazy Carnies”

    (2009)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Shows:

    • Culver City Invasion
    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Playtime’s Over”

    (2009)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on masonite panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “The Green Goddess”

    (2009)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    11" × 18"
    28 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “The Black Goddess”

    (2009)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    11" × 18"
    28 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “The Storyteller”

    (2009)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic on masonite panel (framed)
    14" × 18"
    36 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Dance of the Dolls”

    (2011)
    $650
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    7" × 14"
    18 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Mother of Mercy”

    (2011)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    10" × 20"
    25 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Picked Apart”

    (2011)
    $1,150
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    14" × 16"
    36 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “On A Lake Of Tears”

    (2011)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Shows:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Culver City Art Walk 2011
    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Tea Time”

    (2010)
    $1,250
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    11.5" × 24"
    29 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • LAX/PDX
    • A Time To Forget
  • “In The 11th Hour”

    (2010)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Nailing The Devil”

    (2010)
    $300
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    6" × 6"
    15 × 15 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “The Fruit Of Kings”

    (2010)
    $300
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    6" × 6"
    15 × 15 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Frozen In Time”

    (2010)
    $2,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    24" × 36"
    61 × 91 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “A Clockwork Courtesan”

    (2010)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Youthanasia: The Curtain Call”

    (2010)
    $1,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    18" × 24"
    46 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Time Buries All Wounds”

    (2010)
    $800
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    8" × 16"
    20 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Grandfather Clock”

    (2010)
    $1
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “When The Bough Breaks”

    (2010)
    $1,250
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    11.5" × 24"
    29 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Ring Around The Rosy”

    (2010)
    $950
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 15"
    30 × 38 cm

    Show:

    • with featured artist Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez
  • “Across the Great Divide”

    (2010)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    10.5" × 20"
    27 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • 20% proceeds to benefit Equality California
  • “Caged”

    (2009)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    8.5" × 20"
    22 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Give Me Space To Think
  • “All Sewn Up”

    (2009)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    13" × 24"
    33 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Give Me Space To Think
  • “Oz”

    (2009)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on masonite panel (framed)
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Happy Hour”

    (2009)
    $300
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    6" × 10"
    15 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Sorrows Song”

    (2009)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Oh The Webs We Weave”

    (2009)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    7" × 13"
    18 × 33 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Together Through Sick And Thin”

    (2009)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on masonite panel (framed)
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “The All Consuming Soundscape”

    (2009)
    $500
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Winter Of Woe”

    (2008)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm
  • “Of Dream And Drama”

    (2008)
    $850
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    10" × 17"
    25 × 43 cm
  • “Master Of The Masquerade”

    (2008)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    8/1/2002" × 16"
    20 × 41 cm
  • “In The Garden Of Savage Delight”

    (2008)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 20"
    30 × 51 cm
  • “Daredevil To Dream”

    (2008)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on Wood Panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Fight For Flight
  • “Apple of Sodom”

    (2008)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed media on cardboard (framed)
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Sugar High”

    (2008)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed media on cardboard (framed)
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “To Wither In Woe”

    (2008)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed media on cardboard (framed)
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “On A Trip With The Moon”

    (2008)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed media on board
    9/1/2002" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “A Grizzly Grin”

    (2008)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed media on cardboard (framed)
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Along Came A Spider”

    (2008)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed media on board
    9/1/2002" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Just Alone”

    (2008)
    $250
    Sold
    Mixed media on wood
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Torn”

    (2008)
    $450
    Sold
    Mixed media on Wood Panel
    10/3/2004" × 13 3/4"
    25 × 33 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Broken”

    (2008)
    $450
    Sold
    Mixed media on Wood Panel
    10/3/2004" × 13 3/4"
    25 × 33 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Kingdom of Loss”

    (2008)
    $850
    Sold
    Mixed media on Wood Panel
    10/1/2002" × 20"
    25 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Li’l Miss Scare All”

    (2008)
    $700
    Sold
    Mixed media on wood
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Sideshow Psychos”

    (2008)
    $700
    Sold
    Mixed media on wood
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Belly of Butterfly”

    (2008)
    $60
    Sold
    Acrylic on Paper/Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “The Love Bug”

    (2008)
    $60
    Sold
    Acrylic on Paper/Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “The Lonliest Lovebird”

    (2008)
    $60
    Sold
    Acrylic on Paper/Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “A Sinful Sonata”

    (2008)
    $60
    Sold
    Acrylic on Paper/Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “Creature Comforts”

    (2014)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood
    14" × 14"
    36 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • LAX/SFO – Curated show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, CA
  • “What Grows Inside”

    (2015)
    $350
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Last Words”

    (2015)
    $350
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Reign Forest”

    (2015)
    $1,150
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Gaia in Repose”

    (2015)
    $2,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    24" × 36"
    61 × 91 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Where the Willows Never Weep”

    (2015)
    $1,750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    24" × 18"
    61 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “…and the Story Ends”

    (2017)
    $3,000
    Sold
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    24" × 36"
    61 × 91 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “Theater of Tragedy”

    (2017)
    $3,000
    Sold
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    36" × 24"
    91 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “Tear into the Sky”

    (2017)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “A Deeper Kind of Slumber”

    (2017)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic & oil on cradled wood panel
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “Against the Wind”

    (2017)
    $900
    Sold
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “The Crow’s Nest”

    (2016)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Shows:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
    • LAX / ORD – curated show at Vertical Gallery (Chicago, IL)