September 15th - October 15th / 2017
After many years of journeys in between Europe and Africa, often in the company of Jacob Yacouba, renown Senegalese painter Clément Started his professional artistic career four years ago after having studied Architecture. He has had many exhibitions in France and Senegal where he exhibited, inter alia, at the Senegalese National Gallery in 2014.
His graphic works draw from the figurative narration. Indeed, the art is for Clement a direct expression of the Human condition. Close to today’s challenges, he is developing his own creative process: Art as a vector, as a thinking tool able to touch and bring closer the different layers of our societies. Clement brings to the core of his process university researchers, whom he interacts and questions, to underpin his discourse. While he invites the viewer to be part of the creation of his works, Clément is inspired by the Fluxus movement or artists like Oliviero Toscani or Banksy to develop a strong bond with the public.
Desiring to link Art and Engagement, Clement is, for the last five years, the artistic director of Cargo 209 ( www.cargo209.org ) . This artists’ collective develops a variety of multicultural and international exchange projects integrating Art, Research and development. These projects have enabled him to create a vibrant network of artists, cultural professionals, and researchers locally and internationally.