Taking inspiration from shapes found in nature and da manga universe, Val-Revermont, France-based visual artist Clémentine Bal creates cute and creepy peculiar creatures fruit of her imagination.
She uses sculpture to create imaginary characters, mixing shapes observed in nature. The clean lines of these creatures, as well as their meditative expressions and delicate postures give them a lot of softness. Clémentine imagines spirits in everything, so faces can appear on volcanoes, objects or plants. Inert material comes to life, layer after layer. These characters evoke the manga universe, the creatures of Miyazaki, traditional Japanese statuary, like little deities, gentle and sensitive. Clémentine Bal was born in Paris in 1979 and grew up in Savoie. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Annecy.Clémentine Bal