Brian Clarke, Norman Foster and Robert Storr in Conversation

Brian Clarke

An online conversation between the foremost practitioner of stained glass, architectural artist Brian Clarke and esteemed architect Sir Norman Foster. 

Clarke and Foster are longtime friends and fruitful collaborators, working together on notable architectural art commissions for locations around the world, including London’s Stansted Airport, the Al-Faisaliyah Complex in Riyadh, a landmark work in the development of modern stained glass, and the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Kazakhstan. 

In Norman Foster’s words, Clarke “uses buildings as a canvas” and his spectacular stained-glass artworks “impart a wonderful sense of poetry to a space.” 

The conversation was chaired by art critic, curator, and artist Robert Storr, and was recorded on Nov 13, 2020, to celebrate Clarke’s exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

To learn more about Clarke, watch our HENI Talk ‘Brian Clarke: The Art of Light’.

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  • Victoria Quarter Leeds (Photo courtesy Martin Booth at Brian Clarke Studio)
  • Lake Sagami Building (Photo © Brian Clarke; architect Arata Isozaki)
  • Willis Faber Dumas Building (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Site Plan (© Brian Clarke)
  • Site Plan II in situ (Photo © Brian Clarke; architect Foster + Partners)
  • Site Plan II (© Brian Clarke)
  • Carré d’Art Nîmes (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Reichstag Building, Berlin (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Reichstag Building interior (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation Building (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Millau Viaduct (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Millau Viaduct (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Stansted CAD visualisation (Courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Stansted watercolour detail (© Brian Clarke)
  • Stansted Airport model (Photo courtesy Martin Booth at Brian Clarke Studio)
  • Stansted Airport (Photo © Brian Clarke)
  • Stansted Airport detail (Photo courtesy Martin Booth at Brian Clarke Studio)
  • The Glass Dune (Model by Future Systems and Brian Clarke)
  • The Glass Dune sample panel (© Brian Clarke)
  • Al Faisaliyah Complex visualisation and design (composite image: design Brian Clarke; visualisation Foster +Partners )
  • Portrait of Brian Clarke at Al Faisaliyah (Photo © Norman Foster; architect Foster + Partners)
  • Al Faisaliyah Complex (Architect Foster + Partners; photo ©  Brian Clarke)
  • Al Faisaliyah Complex details (Photos © Brian Clarke)
  • 33 Holborn visualisation (Architect Foster + Partners; visualisation © Brian Clarke)
  • 33 Holborn visualisation (Architect Foster + Partners; visualisation © Brian Clarke)
  • Point Village (Visualisations Scott Walker and Brian Clarke; model Brian Clarke)
  • Pyramid of Peace & Reconciliation (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • Pyramid of Peace & Reconciliation (Photo courtesy Foster + Partners)
  • The Art of Light at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (Photo Chris Gascoigne; architect Foster + Partners)
  • The Art of Light at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (Photo Chris Gascoigne)
  • Faith Centre for the University of East Anglia visualisation (© Brian Clarke)
  • Faith Centre for the University of East Anglia model (© Brian Clarke)
  • Faith Centre for the University of East Anglia model (© Brian Clarke)
  • Stained glass for the Connaught Hotel (Photograph © Brian Clarke)

Brian Clarke: The Art of Light’, a HENI Talk

Brian Clarke’, official website

Brian Clarke: The Art of Light’, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

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