Clements often works with recursive averaging of layered photographs. These realist-abstractions explore narratives that diverge widely in their search for significance. Yet, they consolidate into a unique aesthetic language, in which painterly, ethereal and almost esoteric qualities arise from the melding of higher-order complexity and extremes of ontological integration and isolation. Intimately personal sentiment, perspective and histories are integrated with metalogic- and symbolic modelling, into dynamic vistas, morphing glances and untethered imaginings.
André Clements, born in 1973, began his lifelong studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pretoria. He most recently collaborated with Daniel Hirschmann to produce the successful ‘Dencity’ two-person exhibition in 2011. André’s debut solo exhibition ‘Aesthesia’ will open at Res Gallery in October 2012.