Clinton Deckert is an award-winning Connecticut artist whose Dadaesque influences merge his abstract thoughts into surreal imagery. Deckert’s spontaneous painting and construction techniques seem to create a primordial stew where infinite possibilities evolve into works of fine art.
Perhaps writer Alan Bisbort said it best after a studio visit. - “If the gallery installation is anything like Deckert's home, it will resemble a mid-air collision between Joseph Cornell and Salvador Dali. Every corner of his home contains evidence of a torrential talent and an offbeat vision.”
Comments from Internationally reknowned artist and photographer, Florin Firimita -“For many years, Clint has carved his own quiet sacred space - his studio - both a laboratory and a church. He shows up every day to work and invents parallel universes. He makes stuff that didn't exist prior to him making it and that's a big deal… In a sense, Clint is a classical artist because he is a traditionalist. His work echoes all the great voices of surrealism. What is different is his unique style and a complete lack of cynicism. Yes, his nightmarish organic paintings bring Bosch and Max Ernst to mind, but just when you are about to lose faith, you start noticing subtle color combinations and brilliant sparks of humor emerging and saving the day.”
Clint’s works have been exhibited and collected internationally. He was featured in the “NEW / NOW” program at the New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art, where more than 30 of his paintings and eclectic assemblages of found objects were exhibited. He is now represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. His works were exhibited at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, where they were selected for inclusion into the Société des Beaux Arts international exhibition. Clint’s work continues to be extensively exhibited throughout New York and Connecticut. He has appeared on television and was also featured on WNPR radio’s “rock star panel of artists and art critics” for the “Ebb and Flow of Dada.”
Clint’s artwork is represented in numerous private collections, including several works in the acclaimed Jack & Susan Warner Collection in Alabama - considered by many to be the greatest privately held collection of American art in the world.
Clint is also an art advocate who has served as a curator and juror in many regional art events and gives frequent artist talks, and critiques. Most recently, Clint’s work was included in the Art Palm Beach International Art Fair in Florida.
Jack Warner and Clinton Deckert, Spirit of '76 by Archibald Willard, at New Britain Museum of American Art, CT.