THE LATENT PRINT (www.thelatentprint.com)
Clausen is a gem of an artist, whose work was discovered at his co-hosted Colour Palette show at the Tin Can in Bankers Hill. The level of detail and the attention to perspective transports the viewer to the depths of memory or perhaps perceived memory, alluring the senses to a sort of dream state. In “Amy On a Cliff”, the viewer is confronted by the subject’s backside, as if to liberate the subject from our realm of reality. This approach has roots in the Realism Movement (e.g. Gustave Courbet’s After Dinner at Ornans). In all of Clausen’s pieces, the distance of the viewer suggests that they are either witnessing the scene or trying to remember parts of a dream while leaving out details that may not be essential to the memory itself.
BRICK ROAD MAGAZINE (http://issuu.com/brickroadmagazine/docs/volume1issue3/21)