CLEMENT KAMENA

 

Serge Clement,  born in Mazières en Gâtine, France in 1933, graduated with honors from L'Ecole des Arts Appliqués in Paris. His first solo show was in Paris in 1960, and he has numerous solo exhibitions with Galerie Beaubourg in Paris, and other galleries in France, Italy, Belgium and United States. During the 60's and 70's, he worked for major publishers and advertising companies and won several times the City of Paris.

 

Marina Kamena raised and educated in Paris, was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1945. In addition to painting and sculpture, she created textiles drawings, record covers, magazine and newspapers illustrations and posters. She has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States.

In 1997, Serge Clement and Marina Kamena started a common work in writing “The Joy of Art” published by Abrams, NY (2001) and they recreated ten masterpieces for the film Rembrandt (1999) in which they painted actors in virtuoso reproductions of Rembrandt’s portraits which  played a major role in their decision of working together on further projects.

These two experiences reinforced their first episode of common works: Studiolos, achieved between 1997 and 1999, followed by many more projects including the present. Jar Memory.

“Take a simple object - how about the generic trademark of the Mason Ball Jar. Patented by the Philadelphia tinsmith, James Landis Mason in 1858 as a practical way for canning fresh foods. With its wide mouth, winter beets and summer strawberries could be safely ‘preserved’ in its tight, vacuum seal. Now add two masterful illusionists -the tag-team of C&K - into the mix, stir up the post-modern visual contexts and voila!

Is it a double-entendre, sight gag or para­dox of what needs to be lovingly kept from spoilage in our contaminated, toxic world?

Abracadabra - it's the history of art is transformed into a perfectly “preserved” set of iconic images flash frozen into their wildly creative original paintings and limited edition prints. If Andy Warhol could transform the banality of soup cans and detergent packages into “Pop” art, and Jeff Koons had the idea of making plastic beach toys of lobsters into titanium sculptures, then C&K have pushed the post-modernist irony to its ultimate extreme. Art History’s heavyweights are each playfully canned. Each jar is filled with the memories of Leonardo, Titian, El Greco, Ingres, Picasso, Matisse, de Kooning, Pollock, Kahlo, Warhol and Lichtenstein and more.

“We are attempting something more real, more intense than reality,” Marina explains. Quoting his Parisian comrades - Jean Baudrillard, Umberto Eco, and Marc le Bot - Serge speaks in thickly layered Gallic metaphors. But art of this nature - ponder­ous, deliriously experimental, marvelously creative - needs no pretentious analysis.”

Philip Eliasoph, PhD -  Professor of Art History & Visual Culture, Fairfield University

Asphalt Jungle

Asphalt Jungle, 2019 Size: 56” x 70” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price Upon Request

Hope Now

Hope Now, 2020 Size: 52” x 52” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price Upon Request

Rescue

Rescue, 2019 Size: 52” x 52” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price Upon Request

405 Lexington Avenue

405 Lexington Avenue, 2019 Size: 52” x 52” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price Upon Request

Origin of the Milky Way

Origin of the Milky Way, 2018 Size: 52” x 52” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price Upon Request

Ophelia

Ophelia Size: 79 ½” x 48” Medium: Neon on Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Stardom

Stardom Size: 79 ½” x 48” Medium: Neon on Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Freedon

Freedom Size: 79 ½” x 48” Medium: Neon on Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Farewell to Arms

Farewell to Arms Size: 79 ½” x 48” Medium: Neon on Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Robert D. Jr

Robert D. Jr, 2004-2018 Size: 20" x 14 1/2" Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Bia de M

Bia de M, 2017 Size: 20" x 14 1/2" Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Nicole K.

Nicole K, 2018 Size: 55 ½” x 40” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Scarlett J.

Scarlett J. , 2017 Size: 20" x 14 1/2" Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Day for Night "Romance"

Day for Night "Romance", 2018 Size: 40” x 32” Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media Price Upon Request

The Flame

The Flame, 2018 Size: 58” x 40” Medium: Acrylic, Mixed Media and 23K gold on Canvas Price Upon Request

New York

New York, 2018 Size: 29” x 20 ¾” Medium: Acrylic on Wood Construction Price Upon Request

City at Night

City at Night, 2018 Size: 33” x 24” Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Migration 2

Migration 2, 2018 Tryptich Size: 47 1/2" x 37 3/4" Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Migration 1

Migration 1, 2018 Tryptich Size: 44" x 78" Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Fontana 1P

Fontana 1P, 2014 Size: 29½” 18 ¼” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Morris 1P

Morris 1P, 2014 Size: 29½” 18 ¼” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Black Diamond

Black Diamond, 2018 Size: 79 ½” x 48” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Vermeer Replica, 9PL

Vermeer Replica, 9PL Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Koons 5PXL “Yellow Brilliant“

Koons 5PXL “Yellow Brilliant“, 2016 Size: 66 1/4" x40" Medium: Acrylic on canvas, mixed media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena No 5 “Chanel 5 1PL"

Clement Kamena No 5 “Chanel 5 1PL", 2014 Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena, De La Tour Trickster

Clement Kamena, De La Tour "Trickster 7 PL", 2015 Size: 66 1/4" x40" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Koons 3 PXL “Pink Brilliant“

Koons 3 PXL “Pink Brilliant“, 2016 Size: 66 1/4" x 40" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena, Michel Angelo

Clement Kamena, Michel Angelo "Delphic Sybil 8PL", 2015 Size: 66 1/4" x40" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Koons 1 PXL “Blue Brilliant“

Koons 1 PXL “Blue Brilliant“ 2016, Size: 66 1/4" x40" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena 3 PXL, "Elfe”

Clement Kamena 3 PXL, "Elfe”, 2016 Size: 66 1/4" x 40" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena No 8, "Number 8P"

Clement Kamena No 8, "Number 8P", 2015 Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Koons 2 PXL “Red Brilliant“

Koons 2 PXL “Red Brilliant“ 2016, Size: 66 1/4" x40" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena, Vermeer Replica 2017 Size: 53" x 32" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena 1 PXL,"Spectrumflora"

Clement Kamena 1 PXL, "Spectrumflora” 2016 Size: 66 1/4" x 40" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Koons 4 PXL “Green Brilliant“

Koons 4 PXL “Green Brilliant“, 2016 Size: 66 1/4" x40" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Lichtenstein 4PL

Lichtenstein 4PL, 2014 Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena No 4, "Number 4P"

Clement Kamena No 4, "Number 4P", 2015 Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena No 6, “Destiny”

Clement Kamena No 6, “Destiny”, 2015 Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Thiebaud 1PL, 2015

Thiebaud 1PL, 2015 Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Clement Kamena No 7 “Indiana 5PL"

Clement Kamena No 7 “Indiana 5PL”, 2014 Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Johns 1PL

Johns 1PL, 2015 Size: 53” x 32” Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media Price Upon Request

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts, 2016 Size: 24” x 10" Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Street Venus

Street Venus, 2015 Size: 24” x 10" Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Dali 3DJ

Dali 3DJ, 2012 size: 13 ¾” x 6” Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Nana de Niki 3DJ

Nana de Niki 3DJ, 2012 Size: 13 ¾” x 6” Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Pseudo Cesar 3DJ

Pseudo Cesar 3DJ, 2012 Size: 13 ¾” x 6” Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Ezekiel Prophecy

Ezekiel Prophecy, 2017 Size: 70" x 16 ¼" Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

Ezekiel Prophecy

Ezekiel Prophecy, 2017 (Closeup) Size: 70" x 16 ¼" Medium: Mixed Media Price Upon Request

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