After her studies in anthropology, Clémentine Dupré entered the School of Applied Arts Duperré in Paris where she started by shaping recipients decorated with beaded aggregations, centred around micro-organisms. In Japan, she turned to contemplating on the qualities of architecture and relations of scale so that her work began to tend more towards sculptural expression with volumes draped in enamel. Her structural works bear further reference to architectural states. This innovative approach to clay embodies the ambivalence of determining a balance from simple to complex while rhythming between solid and vacant spaces. An interpretation, a vision of the wolrd.
" I'm seeking to express certain states of mind or emotions, those of Life, determined by Eros and Thanatos.
Cycles that go from construction to deconstruction and reconstruction. The idea of -Order and Chaos- forms an important part of my work."