Initials S. G. Toy Stories series

by Etienne Clement

Edition of 5 - 30.0cm x 30.0cm

£330

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    Type | Limited Edition
    Medium | Photography
    Style | Street Art
    Subject | Portraits & People
    Year | 2006
    Edition | of 5
    Size | 30.0cm x 30.0cm
    Ready to hang | No
    Signed | Yes, certificate
    Materials | c-type print
  • Adriana Marques

    The Insider Adriana Marques says:

    "These powerful images of perfectly detailed dioramas, bring this scene-setting technique into the contemporary arena. Borrowing and reimagining scenes from history and his own imagination, Etienne creates new stories for our modern, and all too grown-up, world."

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  • Initials S. G. Toy Stories series

    In Toy Stories, the photographs, also set in vacant, dilapidated buildings, fasten their gaze on more tangible but unexpected presences.

    Reversing the conventional studio portrait format of placing the real-life subject against an idealised, fake background such as painted clouds or a rural idyll, Clément has used all-too-real, troubled environments as the backdrop for a series of very unconventional, mass produced figures.
    The effect is darkly comic and, occasionally, disturbing. The subjects are tiny, secondhand toy figures, each of which must once have represented some kind of ideal fo…

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    Etienne Clement

    Etienne Clement is a French artist who creates highly detailed dioramas, which he then photographs. Each tells a different tale, and Etienne builds up his stories by drawing on both fact and fiction, history and legend. We absolutely love the scenes that Etienne constructs; they are rich with detail and heavy with wit and social critique.

    The artist studied English History and Civilisation before pursuing Art History at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. He has exhibited his photographs at fairs and galleries throughout Europe and the UK, including the V&A Museum of Childhood in London and the…

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