This body of works attempt to touch that timeless moment, that calm, plenitude and silence right after the end, and from there on, a future not so lost but born anew with the presence of organic forms derived from nature, those without a consciousness that have been able to survive.
Clément Bedel is a French visual artist born in 1993 in Strasbourg, France. In 2012 he enrols at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Nancy where he mostly practices installation and performance. After an exchange program at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2016 his attention switches fully to painting.
Following his Master degree at the ENSAD in 2017 he comes back to Belgrade where he was a guest student at the Faculty of Fine Arts and participated in a number of exhibitions in Serbia and France.
He most notably had a solo exhibition showcasing his previous body of painting, «Shimmering through Reality» in KC Grad, Belgrade in May 2109 and participated in the Biennale '' MULHOUSE 019 ', la jeune création dans l'Art Contemporain' 'in June 2019 .
His last solo exhibition "On the other side of the Sea" was presented in U10 ArtSpace, Belgrade in June 2021.
After living in Belgrade for four years and being part of artists residencies, developing projects, in Leipzig, Germany (2019) and Istanbul, Turkey (2020) he is now based in Mulhouse, France.
This project invites the spectator in a state of a different kind, beyond contemplative, engaging him into a deeper stage of our worldwide passive dream in which humanity is unable to help itself. By creating a dreamlike prism of reality, the artist is displaying a sensible world that moves and dematerialises in a fantastic and bewildering way, creating hybrid shapes, a rhizomatic universe. These elements, areas or vegetal, chosen for their symbolism or their resilience are cohabiting with plastic trash. In a lot of landscapes, the landfills have replaced nature, flooding the surface, swallowing the world, becoming the new mountains, moving with the wind. This body of works attempt to touch that timeless moment, that calm, plenitude and silence right after the end, and from there on, a future not so lost but born anew with the presence of organic forms derived from nature, those without a consciousness that have been able to survive.