MILAN | SOLO EXHIBITION
Where: HYSTERIA ART Gallery Via Cappellini, 20 Milan
Opening: October 9, 2019 from 19.00 h to 21.30 h
HYSTERIA, the Secret Art Gallery located within LAMARI Creative Shopping presents a solo exhibition of New York artist Clementine, an exhibition curated by Elisabetta Scantamburlo.
Artwork for the first time on exhibition, Clementine’s newest series “Being Selfless in a Selfie World,” juxtaposes the prevailing narcissism in social media - made of ostentation, mass consumerism and selfies everywhere - with the world, the real one, and the adversities that plague it. She uses art as a means to focus on matters that need our true attention and to connect with the world in a more genuine, selfless way.
To capture the imagery needed to incorporate into this mixed media series, Clementine traveled to remote villages in East Africa entrenched in poverty. There she met with tribes, school children, orphans, and those facing life threatening circumstances. The resulting artwork is an invitation to action, to look beyond oneself, and the very act of viewing the art is already this sensitization. With each painting, the viewer looks beyond the filter of a selfie and into a world of others who need our attention. “Conscious living is a choice to look past the surface and at what runs deep, in yourself and how you connect to the world around you. I believe in conscious painting; creating artwork as a medium to reflect society, generate awareness and societal intervention.”