Sculptures by french artist Clémentine Bal.
I’m a french artist born in Paris in 1979. After studying biology, I quickly turned to art by discovering the infinity of possible interpretations.
In my studio I purify, I mix, transform animal forms to recompose characters I like to surround myself. They are to me like little benevolent, gentle, and sensitive gods. With closed eyes, they are in an interiority, as in a meditation. What emerges from their attitude reflects the long process of creation. I lay on top of each other layers of inert matter which will be lying and delicately sanded. I pamper each small part of these bodies, the sanding becomes caress. The matt and velvety paint comes to rest on the curves of shapes. I try to convey to them all the sweetness possible to stimulate affect and empathy in the spectator.
These characters recall the manga universe as the creatures of Miyazaki. I also draw inspiration from the sacred art of different cultures, from ancient Egypt to Buddhist or Christian art.