Etienne Clément’s intensely alluring and complex photographic works weave together two types of child’s play: the type that involves building structures and the type that builds stories. Constructed like paintings in that they’re carefully composed to build a narrative, Clément’s works are a collage of toy figures, miniature magazines and false-modelled landscapes that sit in the foreground, set against a background - often a building, a landscape or a ruin - that consists of a photographic image that the artist has previously taken and used as a backdrop, as on a stage.
Clément was born in Paris and studied at La Sorbonne and l’Ecole du Louvre. He was a prize winner in the European Architectural Photographer of the Year 1997. Clément is represented by Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London. He lives and works in London.
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