Clinton Kirkpatrick was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He currently lives and works in Belfast. Clinton has a BA Hons: Painting and Drawing degree from the University of Huddersfield and graduated in 2008.
Since then, Clinton has worked to develop his artistic practice, voice and language and works with oil painting, drawing and various printmaking practices including woodcut, cyanotype and monotype.
Clinton's practice examines the human from individual perspectives or from within collective societies. He is interested in the historical timeline of the human and seeks to investigate how we function within systems that have been created to guide or alter perception. There is a humour in his work and it jests at, or reflects, the world back to itself. Clinton creates characters that are simultaneously familiar and strange; they resemble something vague about ourselves but also allow the viewer to question their own existence.