Sculptor Merges Woman’s Body With Nature For Otherworldly Results

Published 7 years ago

For years French artist Juliette Clovis worked on the female identity and the representation of women in contemporary society and its history. And in her most recent works, she has completely transformed her women into hybrid beings, mixes of history, myths and chimerical dreams.

Juliette’s plastic work is organized around 3 big topics, which are the links between human and nature, the opposition between life and death and the dialogue between tradition and modernity. Fascinated by the wild beauty of Nature discovered during her trips, the artist draws inspiration from it to create her human jungles and to explore the wild aspect of the human body.

Juliette’s work wobbles between a picture announcing the birth of a new living being, a human body with a half-animal half-vegetable face; and the onset of death caused by a hungry nature wanting to take back its rights.

All her sculptures are unique, made by the artist’s hand, in the traditional way of Limoges porcelain. The choice of this noble and classical material allows her to confront her deeply contemporary vision of art across a traditional and ancestral technology. All her porcelains sculptures are mixes between contemporary expressions and classical forms, dialogue between history and modernity.

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Juliette Clovis’ work on female identity, which until now has represented a classic and quasi-photographic approach, is being transformed with an invasion by a multitude of new external elements. New women emerge covered in a profusion of natural elements packed with wildlife and flora. Certain pieces are completely anthropomorphic, challenging and disturbing. Take for instance the chimeras with human faces – creatures that confront us with our own humanity.These bodies and faces seem to fade away in favor of luxurious nature, and the artist explores female identity, its place and its relation with nature. The new portraits that she now proposes are a veritable hybridization of style and eras, a blend of allegory, poetry and surrealism.

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