Born in Naples in 1952, Francesco Clemente lives and works in New York. A great traveler, the artist regularly goes to Rome, New Mexico and India, where he draws great inspiration. He was one of the main protagonists of the Italian Trans-avant-garde, which gave new life to international figurative painting in the 1980s. Oil or fresco painting, watercolor and pastel, sculptures, books , the artist uses a wide variety of media to explore his favorite themes: spirituality, human identity, the ambivalence of feelings.
Watchtowers, Keys, Threads, Gates - Solo show
Watchtowers, Keys, Threads, Gates is a large-scale installation by Francesco Clemente consisting of a site-specific mural and two series of sculptures produced in the artist’s signature dreamlike aesthetic, and which reflect his ongoing exploration into notions of movement, transition, vulnerability, and mythological narratives.
Both bodies of sculpture were created over the past five years in collaboration with artisans in Jodhpur, India. This exhibition provides a rare glimpse into Clemente’s forays in sculpture, denoting one of the few occasions in which he has worked in the medium.
DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, DALLAS, USA
From 13/04/2019 to 25/08/2019
This year, the Ravello festival - a renowned celebration of classical music and the arts - program includes the exhibition Standing with Truth by Francesco Clemente featuring a tent from Clemente's Encampment series.