"J.P. Clive has been using computers to create images since the mid-‘80s, working with the original Quantel Paintbox. Before turning to fine art in the 1990s, he won many national and international awards for his work as a television commercials director and is regarded as a leading innovator in the digital applied arts, playing a pioneering role in imaging techniques such as morphing and photorealistic computer animation. He has lectured, broadcast, and written articles on these subjects for the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, The British Academy of Film & Television Arts, The National Film Theatre, BBC TV & Radio, and the American Cinematographer Magazine. His works are in public and private collections in Europe, North and South America, and Japan. He recently won the Phoenix Arts commission for a 28 x 10 meter exterior mural to be shown in the center of Brighton.
“My process resembles a horticulturist, in as much as I participate in the growth and arrangement of the work. The computer’s powers of iteration allow me to cultivate the type of progressions that occur in nature–like the growth of organisms, the stratification of minerals, or the development of cloud systems. Like a horticulturist, I encourage these progressions according to my own intuitions and taste.”"