Paint, paint! Never be satisfied, only then you become better. See for yourself and feel what is still missing. That is the most important thing. Until someone takes it out of your hand. Which unfortunately does not mean, that you like it already. :-). No matter! Cheerfully continue.......
ClemK - A self-taught. Director, cinematographer, author, filmmaker, interior designer and painter. ClemK was drawn to Rome at a young age as a volunteer for the Italowestern. Here he proved himself to be a valued painter during breaks in filming. Even today, this time shimmers in his portraits as if through an atavistic veil.
Clemk - La bellezza discreta dell' atavismo
Vernissage on 7th August 2023 in Italy.
ClemK has to smile when he calls himself an "atavist". But especially in times of artificial intelligence and increasing overtechnologization of our exuberant world, he sees himself as a colorful countermovement. No turning away from progress, but from wild growth instead of consolidation. This provokes his atavistic reflexes. In abstract forms of expression he finds a direct connection to our primal instincts and emotions.
Overall, Atavist ClemK calls for a lasting renewal of our grounding in the world. Sensually, he explores our relationship to our ancestors and to nature in his archaic portraits. He reads faces, enlarges in detail to the abstract, and as a former filmmaker makes the fleetingly overlooked fascinatingly visible to us in painted close-ups.
ClemK si considera un atavico. Un colorato contro-movimento alla crescente ipertecnologia e complessità del nostro mondo effervescente. Nessuna deviazione dal progresso, ma dalla crescita a tutti i costi invece che dal consolidamento. Un ritorno a forme di espressione astratte, una connessione immediata con i nostri istinti ed emozioni primordiali.
Nel complesso, l'atavista ClemK intende l'arte come una ricerca di autenticità. Ci incoraggia a rinnovare in modo sostenibile il nostro radicamento nel mondo esplorando il nostro rapporto con la natura e i nostri antenati in modo arcaico e sensuale.
Per dirla semplicemente: gli piace molto dipingere!
ClemK loves people, especially their faces. He studies them extensively to read the character traits. To express this painterly, may not be expected from him classically "beautiful" portraits. With a self-developed blow up technique, a diverse mix of materials and in up to 15 steps, his works are created.
More about the exhibition Schutting.
There are no boring characters. We just have to look deep enough into their souls.
ClemK currently devotes himself preferentially to portrait painting. Even the seemingly alone abstract painting are "close ups", that is, observations in detail, typographies that he has picked out of the respective faces.