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Jacques Clement
updated: 04/26/2013
website: www.jacquesclement.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Drawing installation,Repentigny exhibition Center
Pictogaphic diary
Drawing diary
Emasy
Global view (LA TOHU)
Berga
Sadai
untitle
Proxi
Alezy
ISERY
 
 
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Drawing installation,Repentigny exhibition Center by Jacques Clement
Drawing installation,Repentigny exhibition Center
mixed medium
2011
Dimensions variable
Pictogaphic diary by Jacques Clement
Pictogaphic diary
mixed medium
2007
08' " x  040' " 
Drawing diary by Jacques Clement
Drawing diary
Mixed médiem
2013
Dimensions variable
Emasy by Jacques Clement
Emasy
Mixed médium
2013
12" " x  30" " 
Global view (LA TOHU) by Jacques Clement
Global view (LA TOHU)
Mixed médiem
2007
Dimensions variable
Berga by Jacques Clement
Berga
Acrylic, gesso
2008
8'" x  39'"  x 3'" 
Sadai by Jacques Clement
Sadai
mixted médium
20013
6' " x  30" " 
untitle by Jacques Clement
untitle
640 drawings (mural in boxes).
2010
Dimensions variable
Proxi by Jacques Clement
Proxi
Mixted medium
2013
4'" x  6'"  x 3"" 
Alezy by Jacques Clement
Alezy
Mixted medium
2013
0" x  0" 
ISERY by Jacques Clement
ISERY
Mixted medium
2011
12"" x  30""  x 3"" 

Artist Statement
It is the process that interests me. How one thing leads to another. I draw, I fold, I unfold, I install the work. It happens in the act of doing. Posing a gesture and then reacting to that, then pose another gesture. It is a dialogue with what is there. This never ends in my work. It continues right into the installation.

This is my philosophical position. I do not want to impose. I am not the heroic artist. I prefer to adopt a passive role. I don’t want to decide ahead. Rather, I respect and draw energy from things that are imposed on me: the random poses of the models I draw in group life drawing sessions; the architecture, light, and space in the gallery where I install the work. My work is an encounter with circumstance and necessity. When I wanted to work big but lacked the space, I began folding huge pieces of paper and taking them to figure drawing. I fold the paper up like a map. Each surface is worked on independently by unfolding and refolding. I don’t know what the drawing will end up like until it is all done. It’s a process.

Artist Bio / CV
 B.A. in Visual Arts from Université du Québec in Montreal. He has participated in many exhibitions held in Artists-Run Centres, cultural centres and university galleries all over Canada. He has given many conference-demonstration (workshops) on drawing and painting techniques all over Canada. He was teacher at the Saidye Bronfman centre for arts in Montreal for the last 10 years.