John Clive studied at Ealing College of Art, London, England.
Clive won numerous international awards for his work as a commercials director. Work includes The Whiskas Talking Bird and Kodak Olympics. He also writes and directs for theatre and film. Work includes the feature-length television film The Yellow Wallpaper for Masterpiece Theatre. His play The Healer was nominated for the Writer’s Guild Best Fringe Play.
Clive is regarded as a leading innovator of visual effects in the film industry. He played a pioneering role in digital techniques such as crowd cloning, morphing & photo-realistic computer animation. He has lectured, broadcast and written articles on these subjects for, amongst others, the National Film Theatre, the BBC & the American Cinematographer Magazine. He has also worked as a consultant and visual effects designer for other film makers, including David Putnam, Mel Gibson and Franco Zefferelli.
Clive has used computers to create imagery since the arrival of the first Quantel Paintbox in the eighties.
Featured artist in the 2001 Spring Exhibition of the Museum of Computer Art.
Finalist, Epson Digital Art2001
Finalist, International Open Image 2001
Finalist, Pixxelpoint 2001
R.K. Burt Gallery, London 2001
The Colville Place Gallery, London 2001
The Colville Place Gallery, London 2002
Peter Harpley Fine Art, London 2002
Antelope Valley Gallery, Los Angeles 2002
Peter Harpley Fine Art, Bristol, UK - Summer 2002
Affordable Art Fair NYC – Fall 2002
John Clive’s art works are in private collections in the US and the UK.
"The work of John Clive is very much about the surfaces he creates… these are masterful demonstrations of how the cold calculating computer can simulate the supposedly wild abandon and mystery of that mode (abstract expressionism) of art making… he maps his expressive colors and textures to three dimensional surfaces and achieves the sort of “synthesis” that I hold to be the true power of digital tools to create significant and unique art. …this work takes flight and demonstrates just where we are heading with digital art."
(J.D. Jarvis of the Museum of Computer Art.)