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.
Coming up 25 September to 27 October 2017, I will join a group exhibition and education programme at St Paul’s Cathedral, called “Stations of Water“, in which nine artists are commissioned to present work in conjunction with Just Water 2017 campaign.
More recently, I’ve been a part of an ambitious international project called “Connect:Katowice and London“, a year-long venture 2016-2107 in which 30 or so UK and Polish artists collaborated across borders, language, and culture to make artwork. Our first exhibition and workshop took place 1-16 December 2016 at Hornsey Town Hall in London followed by the culmination of “Connect:” in a large collaborative exhibition at Rondo Gallery in Katowice, Poland, in June 2017.
A recent graduate of the MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Arts (2015), I live and work in London.
For further information about me or my art practice, please visit: www.kelisefranclemont.com
To read about what arty things I get up to in London, check out:
http://www.kelise72.com – stories about art, the unusual, and out-of-the-way places.