Joshua Clarke is a self taught, visual artist based in London. He specializes in portraiture and figurative art, using religious allegory and surrealist settings to convey themes around mental illness, social isolation and social commentary. His self portraits are most expressive of his own struggles with depression, anxiety and body dysmorphia, exaggerating these issues inflicting these upon himself in his paintings. Originally from Wales, his inspirations are wide ranging, from Egon Shiele, Gustave Klimt, George Grosz and Lucian Freud, to Artemisia Gentileschi. He draws from each, but within the context of his own unique, expressive style.