Haida, 2014, oil on canvas, 61 x 61 cm
Tom Climent’s new works focus on the formation of enigmatic spaces exploring boundaries that lie between abstraction and representation. Using paint with rudimentary spatial arrangements, traces and recollections gather. Lines and shapes emerge, elucidating on how feeling, sentiment and memory link to physical being. Reduction, construction and deconstruction are active strategies for the formation of vibrant pictorial surfaces becoming imaginative thresholds. Climent’s new works allow contemplations on relationships to diverse sites and places - both real and desired – investigating emotional connections to sites such as the familial, and our associations with land. These new paintings heighten an awareness of our own spatial and emotional capacities in navigating our place in the world.
Solo exhibitions include: Vessels, The Luan Gallery, Athlone, 2014; Final State, BlueLeaf Gallery Dublin, 2012; Between Chance and Rhyme, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, 2008. Group exhibitions include: Selected Artist, Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival, 2014; Exposure, Doswell Gallery, Co. Cork, 2014; Trí, J.Cacciola Gallery, New York, 2013. Climent’s work features in various public and private collections including: The National Treasury Management Agency, University College Cork, The National Self-Portrait Collection, University College Dublin, Smurfit Business School, AIB Bank, NCB Stockbrokers, and Cork Institute of Technology.
Climent lives and works in Cork.