Clayton Brothers


Clayton Brothers, Rob and Christian, take root in the artists’ immediate environment, referencing local business, neighborhood characters, overheard conversations and local signs that exist outside of the artists’ California-based studio. Dense with information, these fractured narratives come to life through a unique collaborative process. The brothers rarely work on the same canvas at one time or even discuss the work while it’s being created; instead they work through improvisation, adding to, editing and reconstructing the work as it develops through their independent approaches. The artists’ co-creation is completed without ego and is thoroughly organic, allowing the final production to be ambiguous and developed directly from the employed process. Both brothers are graduates of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. The Clayton Brothers have exhibited in numerous national solo shows including “Wishy Washy” at the Bellwether Gallery in New York (2006) and “I Come From Here” at the Mackey Gallery in Houston, Texas (2004). The artists have also exhibited in several exhibitions with the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, such as “Six Foot Seven” (2003), “Candy Lackey” (2002) and “Lucky 13″ (1995).