As a French contemporary artist, Juliette Clovis has opted to reinvigorate the medium of ceramics through experimental approaches and unconventional aesthetics. She has always investigated the ambivalence of the human being in its relationship with the nature that surrounds him.
The artist objectifies the reflection around the presence of humans in the world, which results in the progressive destruction of the natural environment. In her sculptures, fauna and flora naturally seem to adapt to their environment. Be amazed by the groundbreaking work of one of the most avant-garde contemporary ceramic artists, Juliette Clovis.
Work of a New Category of Contemporary Artists
Her work showed here in this fabulous outline of pictures are mutant-like face porcelain sculptures. As in most of her work, they involve two main storylines. First, the idea of the cycle of life which is incessant and universal, and secondly, the perpetual search for a balance born from contrasts and oppositions. As a multidisciplinary artist, technical proficiency has always been central in her work.
Juliette is among the new categories of contemporary artists who borrow craftmanship’s gestures and excellence, adding their artistic vision, and carrying it into contemporary art. Her current production develops mainly around the sculpture with her favorite medium: porcelain. Such as seen in these faces which conduct of half-animal and half-vegetable or flower.
Symbols To Represent Both Life and Death
Conjugating ambiguity and employing metaphors, her work wobbles between a prophetic picture announcing the birth of a new living being, a human body with a half-animal half-vegetable face; and the onset of death caused by a hungry nature wanting to take back its rights.
Her symbols are strong and everywhere. Snakes, butterflies, chrysanthemum, vanitas, and egg… these classical symbols are often used in the history of art but also chosen for representing both life and death or the idea of the cycle of life. Mostly inspired by the Baroque spirit, Juliette likes mixing references and playing with influences and codes; trying to make a world made of contrasts and differences into a harmonious one.
About Juliette Clovis Contemporary Ceramist
Learn more about the French visual artist and more of her distinctive contemporary artwork on her website.