Francesco Clemente – Wild at Heart

Francesco Clemente - Self-Portrait with Lemon Heart, 2008

Francesco Clemente: Self-Portrait with Lemon Heart, 2008, Twenty-one color hand printed woodcut, created in the Ukiyo-e tradition with 15 woodblocks, signed, numbered, size: 24 x 18 inches, edition of 51. Price upon request

About Francesco Clemente

One of the most imaginative figurative artists of his generation, Francesco Clemente (born 1952, Naples, Italy) gives concrete form to psychic states, febrile projects of his relentless quest for unity. In Hunger, a bent, apparently nude man bites down bloodily on the trunk of a huge snake coiled in a circle, devouring its own tail against an ominous smoky violet sky and green sea. Glowingly colorful portraits evoke shades of despair, guilt, joy, rage, rebellion and disillusionment. One series of paintings fuses the style of classical Indian miniatures with popular, kitsch, erotic and mythological imagery. The Naples-born painter, who divides his time between Rome, New York and Madras, creates a fragmentary circus of the mind whose phantasms attest to the fact that every artwork is an open-ended set of possibilities resisting literal definition. In dreamlike juxtaposition, ordinary objects and images float through the traditional materials with which Clemente creates his unique world. These images, in ink, gouache, watercolor, and a variety of other media, are at times disturbing, amusing, and provocative but always original.

More Artwork by Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente: ‘Air’ 2007, 27-farbiger Holzschnitt, per Hand gedruckt in der Ukiyo-e Tradition mit 21 Holzblöcken, lim. Auflage 51 Exemplare, handsigniert, nummeriert, Format: 61 x 46 cm.

Francesco Clemente: ‘Air’ 2007, Twenty-seven color hand printed woodcut, created in the Ukiyo-e tradition with 21 woodblocks, size: 24 x 18 inches, edition of 51. Price upon request

Francesco Clemente: ‘Earth’ 2006, 27-farbiger Holzschnitt, per Hand gedruckt in der Ukiyo-e Tradition mit 21 Holzblöcken, lim. Auflage 51 Exemplare, handsigniert, nummeriert, Format: 61 x 46 cm.

Francesco Clemente: ‘Earth’ 2006, Twenty-seven color hand printed woodcut, created in the Ukiyo-e tradition with 21 woodblocks, size: 24 x 18 inches, edition of 51. Price upon request

Francesco Clemente Conversion to Her 1986 Etching with aquatint and softground on rag paper, 131 x 157 cm (51½ x 61¾ in.), signed and numbered. Edition of 40.

Francesco Clemente: ‘Conversion to Her’, 1986, etching with aquatint and softground on rag paper, signed and numbered, edition of 40, size: 131 x 157 cm (51½ x 61¾ in.) Price upon request

Francesco Clemente- Untititled - Selfportrait, 1984 Color woodcut 14.00 x 20.00 in 35.6 x 50.8 cm Edition of 200 This work is signed and numbered

Francesco Clemente: Untitled (Selfportrait), 1984, color woodcut, signed and numbered, edition of 200, size: 14 x 20 in / 35.6 x 50.8 cm. Price upon request

Francesco Clemente - Untitled 1984 Set of 2 lithographs on rag paper, 108 x 77 cm (43 x 30 in.) ea., edition of 25, signed and numbered.

Francesco Clemente: Untitled, 1984, Set of 2 lithographs on rag paper, signed and numbered, edition of 25, size each: 108 x 77 cm (43 x 30 in.) Price upon request

Francesco Clemente Faith and Hope 1987 Two etchings with aquatint and softground, 45 x 62 cm (17¾ x 24½ in.) each, edition of 40, each signed and numbered.

Francesco Clemente: ‘Faith and Hope’, 1987, two etchings with aquatint and softground, each signed and numbered, edition
of 40, size each: 45 x 62 cm / 17¾ x 24½ in. Price for Set: € 2.500,- Order here!

Francesco Clemente Riconciliazione 1986 Etching and aquatint, with gold leaf application, on rag paper, 60 x 80 cm (23½ x 31½ in.), edition of 90 + XXX, signed and numbered.

Francesco Clemente: ‘Riconciliazione’, 1986, etching and aquatint, with gold leaf application on rag paper, signed and numbered, edition of 90 + XXX, size: 60 x 80 cm (23½ x 31½ in.) Form the For Joseph Beuys. Price € 1.250,- Order here!