"I can't stop talking about the quality of your paint and the impact it is having on my art... Your product is superior of any other coating I have ever used, thanks!!" — John Clement
"Skipper" 2008, featuring Fine Paints of Europe's Brilliant black paint
"Curvilinear forms of coiled and welded steel, tangential and intersecting ..." is how sculptor John Clement chooses to characterize his work. The coating he chooses to paint his work is Hollandlac Brilliant from Fine Paints of Europe, applied over Fine Paints' ferrous metal primer .
A Brooklyn, New York based sculptor who was born in Philadelphia, John Clement studied at the School of Visual Arts and then began working professionally under the tutelage of internationally recognized sculptors such as Mark di Suvero and John Henry. Clement’s work has been exhibited in public art installations - as well as in solo and group exhibitions - across the country.
"My sculptures are three-dimensional realizations of imaginary forms," says Clement. "I rely heavily on the artistic process, allowing the work to evolve and mature, eventually become self-referential. Although many of my works are site-specific their form does not directly rely on the surrounding architecture or landscape. The clearly defined positive and negative space of the work, combined with its scale, creates a new framework in which the surroundings can be experienced through the sculpture ... I choose to work with steel and approach the material first as an artist and second as a craftsman. The success of my work does not rely upon gimmicks or trickery in the materials, but on the implied movement and strength of form of each individual piece. The bright, primary colors used to paint the work serves to bring the form of the work to the forefront, enhancing the sense of the work leaping from the ground as well as protecting the material from corrosion."
We couldn't agree more. To see more of his inspirational work, visit John's website at www.firehousestudio.com.
"Alee" 2008, featuring Fine Paints of Europe's Van Gogh Yellow paint
"June Bug" 2008, featuring Fine Paints of Europe's "Popsicle Orange" paint
"Wiggle Room", featuring Fine Paints of Europe's "Cardinal Red" paint.