André Clements

André Clements is a fine artist whose penchants for contemporary
computational media and photography find expression both through
traditional painting and modern print forms.

André has a BA degree from the Faculty of Arts, University of
Pretoria. He has also studied widely for non-degree-purposes,
including degree level courses in industrial psychology and computer
science at UNISA, and international courses in disciplines such as
symbolic modelling.

André assists the likes of SAFFCA, Canon, Roche and others via One
Thread with the development and implementation of marketing systems,
projects and production processes especially with regards to
specialist digital print production. He also enjoys various learning
facilitation positions in tertiary education.

André is the founder-organiser of the Johannesburg Contemporary Arts
Discursive (JCAD), a fledgling community-of-interest that facilitates
and supports discourse in artistic practice and appreciation.

Type of Work

André works in a decidedly ‘post-digital’ paradigm, making extensive
use of digital technology and photography as well as traditional
media. André exhibits solo as well as in group shows, and his work and
writing have been featured in publications including SA ArtTimes,
Beeld and ITs Art (France).

His artworks have been acquired by prominent international and local
collectors, photographers and corporate collections, including
Liberty, and the South African Foundation for Contemporary Art
(SAFFCA) amongst others.

Artist’s Statement

I am attracted to a minimalist aesthetic paradigm, where-in I aim to
achieve a meditative resolution of complexity, chaos and other
concerns. The technicalities which I attend to, I do in service of
achieving subtleties of reflection and pause. I try to shun the
temptations of spectacle and fashion while being cognisant of the
demands of the market within the pursuit of the development of my own
practice’s inter-dependence upon these. Currently, I am particularly
fond of interpreting the openness, quiet and solitude of the night,
especially in the context of the tensions of the contemporary
metro-urban South African paradigm in which I live and work; as well
as using multiple-exposure modalities to engage with the space between
artefact and awareness, as well as non-duality and integral

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Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection