Etienne Clement

Etienne Clément lives and works in London and Paris. His comic and sometimes sinister photographs of aging and discarded toys are set amongst a backdrop of intricately constructed stage sets. Vacant, dilapidated buildings transform into arenas where often disturbing narratives are born and the toys roles go beyond the childlike, to darker and melancholic places. Clément’s work is in various prestigious collections including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, The Geffrye Museum and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office. His photographs have also been exhibited in the Jerwood Space, Bloomberg's Art Futures, the Architectural Association and the RIBA Gallery. Recent exhibitions include: 'Group: Focus 2', Forster Gallery, London (2008),'I Spy', Whitecross Gallery (2008). He currently has his second solo show at the Forster Gallery.