By unfolding ornament into space, Clémence Dumont juxtaposes the secular gesture of crafts with digitization, the most powerful modern medium. In doing so, she joins the legacy of artists who draw upon the canvas inherited from their elders, enriched with problematics of their time.
Textile is at the heart of Clémence Dumont's work. Inspired by the décors and spaces of the interiors in which she has lived, she developed her own conception of the decor as structural. Clemence uses diverse repertoires in developing her projects, spanning both decorative and applied arts.
In 2009, Clémence Dumont won the September edition of Talents à la Carte for the Maison & Objet international exhibition, presenting a series of tapestries and embroideries exploring the relentlessness over human body. Weaving a parallel between embroidery and exhaustion of the flesh, she uses pornographic and bodybuilding images as formal references. This body of work inaugurates a modus operandi in which secular craftmanship confronts contemporary marks, such as body exploitation, massive diffusion of images and time acceleration.
Following a period dedicated to the development of handcrafted textile products for French luxury groups, since 2018 Clémence Dumont has concentrated on her own creations.
In 2021, she presents “Fleurologies”, “La Vague” and “ProtoFlowers" -drawings and objects- for Paris Design Week.
Credit photo: Lætitia D'Aboville
- - Novembre 2018: Madame Figaro Spécial Déco, recommandée par Marina Fois, rédactrice en chef
- - Mai 2009 : Ds, Elle Pays-Bas, Journal du Dimanche, Maison & Objet Oxygène n°16, Modern Carpets and Textiles for Interiors