Born in 1978, Juliette Clovis is a french visual artist living in south ouest of France. After studying law and history of art at L’Ecole du Louvre, she worked in communication for 2 years. In 2004, she left her job, passed a professional degree in graphism design at L'Ecole des Gobelins and then decided to dedicate herself to her art.
Juliette's work explores 2 main lines: first, the idea of cycle of life which is incessant and universal, and second, the perpetual search for a balance born from contrasts and oppositions. As a pluri-disciplinary artist, the technical proficiency has always been central in her work. Juliette is among these new category of contemporary artists who borrow craftmanship’s gestures and excellence, adding their artistic vision, and carrying it into contemporary art. Her current production develops mainly around sculpture with her favorite medium: porcelain.
In her recent work, the artist explores the ambivalence of the human being in his relationship with the nature that surrounds him. The reflection around the presence of human in the world, which results in the progressive destruction of the natural environment, is objectified by the artist in her sculptures where fauna and flora seem to adapt to their environment. Conjugating ambiguity and employing metaphors, her work wobbles between a prophetic picture announcing the birth of a new living being, human body with a half-animal half-vegetable face; and the onset of death caused by a hungry nature wanting to take back its rights. Symbols are strong and everywhere. Snakes, butterflies, chrysanthemum, vanitas, egg… such classical symbols so often used in history of art, but also chosen for representing both life and death or idea of cycle of life. Mostly inspired by the Baroque spirit, the artist likes mixing references and playing with influences and codes; trying to make harmonious a world made of contrasts and differences.