Clémentine Bal is a French artist working in sculpture. She creates characters that reflect her inner world, from feelings, memories, projections. These materialise as multi coloured mountains or volcanoes, semi-human creatures, little hybrid ghosts. With their simple, clean lines, they seem to have emerged directly from drawings. Her works have been exhibited in Paris, Portland, and Turin.
Clémentine maintains strong ties with childhood, giving her characters a sometimes disconcerting naivety. Influenced by the worlds of Mark Ryden or Hayao Miyazaki, she also draws inspiration from her memories of books she read or cartoons she watched in her youth. Family, children, friendship, animals or more general the strong bonds that give us emotions are themes that she likes to address. The lightness of the characters protects us like an antidote to the sound and fury of the world.