Alain Gerard Clement, Photographer
A visual artist, Alain Clement has made photographs since 1972, adding staged, altered or manipulated elements and environments to his photographs starting in 1981. Clement's work with the photogram began in 1983 and continued for the next decade, as he pushed his highly personalized technique to a signature level of refinement. In 1994, through creative necessity, he began working with the photogenic drawing, furthering the technical mystery that supports his themes.
Alain Clement's fascination with Eastern mysticism and the metaphysical has remained steadfast. His early photograms often featured interpretive, symbolic images from Indian mythology in elaborately composed narratives. Recent exhibitions present us with dramatically distilled photogenic drawings, floating mysteriously in the subconscious of wondrously rich sepia toned backgrounds. Their purity and resonance chronicle Clement's unfolding mystical journey, and his maturity as an important visual artist of our time.
Mr Clement's work is in many major private and public collections including The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, The Musée Niècephore Niepce, Chalons-sur-Saone, The Menil Collection, Houston and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. He has had over 20 one person shows throughout America and Europe since the late 70s, and has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
Alain Clement lived and worked in Paris until 1978 when he moved to the United States. He currently resides on the Gulf Coast in Texas and may be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.