There is much to cherish when experiencing the art of Juliette Clovis, law and history student turned artist after deciding to leave her job in communications to dedicate herself to her craft.
As humbly proclaimed in her artist statement, she professes her art embraces two significant concepts which are the cycle of life and the idea of searching for balance through contrasts and opposition. These philosophies surge and thrive in the very essence of her pieces. Working with her favorite medium, which is porcelain, Clovis marvelously crafts timeless pieces that live as nuances of a rather classical flair. Employing stately patterns, stellar references, and symbols of the natural wild world, the French artiste illuminates how intertwined life processes can be and the many dynamics often played out in organic scenes.
Adorning mannequin-like heads with flowery design, petals, spikes, and such, it is a very stirring sight to experience. There is an antiqueness or sense of permanence when it comes to porcelain, Clovis found a way to make it fantastically contemporary yet still elevate this aspect of porcelain that makes it so iconic. Having had her work exhibited in countries around the world, it is no surprise how renowned Clovis is for her artistic mind. Designing within an explicit artistic identity that is totally illuminated with each piece of work, Juliette Clovis is a mover and shaker, a true force to be reckoned with who is transcending further and further into the mastery of fine art.
All images with courtesy of Juliette Clovis