My art practice orbits around visual story-telling that goes with remembering and identity, often considering the immutable line between Other and Self. In a widely multi-disciplinary practice that ranges between drawing, installation and object-making to digital media and performance, I will often appropriate materials, objects, or other more ephemeral cultural artefacts such as ritual, using story-telling tactics to remake these artefacts into a new narrative, or into a newly-contrived situation based on some truth, allowing the viewer to discover truths of his or her own.
A recent graduate of the MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Arts (2015), I live and work in London. Coming up this year, I will join a group exhibition called “Water Stations” in which each artist makes a piece related to World Water Day. And in June, is the culmination of “Connect:Katowice” at Rondo Gallery in Katowice, Poland. “Connect” is a year-long venture in which 30 or so UK and Polish artists collaborate to make artwork and our first exhibition and workshop took place 1-16 December 2016 at Hornsey Town Hall in London.
2016 was a busy year with Art for Youth London, a charity fundraising exhibition/event to benefit UK Youth programmes in which I presented a selection of drawings (November 2016); “Fast Forward/Rewind” an alumni gathering at Punctum Gallery (July 2016) in London; and “Fragments and Traces: l’invitation au voyage” as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival in London (May 2016).
For further information about me or my art practice, please visit: www.kelisefranclemont.com
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http://www.kelise72.com – stories about art, the unusual, and out-of-the-way places.