Lot 51 - Clemence Hemard-Hermitant - The Moon Thieves
Ink and Watercolour on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Clemence Hemard-Hermitant studied Fine Art at the University of East London. She has formal training in drawing having studied at LISAA in Paris and has exhibited for many years as a multimedia artist. Since having a child in 2020 her practice has focused on illustration, with a particular interest in folklore and old tales. Her drawings are often raw, quick and impulsive.
2011-2014 BA (Hons) Fine Art at University of East London.
2005-2006 Foundation Degree in Fine Art at LISAA, Paris.
1991-2004 Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, Baccalaureate, London.
Shadow Play, solo show at R.A.W Labs, London – culmination of a 9 week residency scheme called Art for the Environment at Bow Arts’ RAW studios; provided by University of the Arts London and funded by Arts Council England.
Upcoming show at UEL "Power" 8th to 11th of March 2022
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I'm interested in the recurring imagery in old tales, often used to blur meanings, or to act metaphorically within stories, especially stories expressing a moral ground. This series is a combination of tales and bestiaries. My work aims to look deeper into what these old tales and representations might say of our societies, the impact they may have had on them today, and the messages we will pass on to our future generations.
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