CLARA DESIRE

Clara Desire was born in La Rochelle, France in 1978. She had an experience to live in Japan in 2002, and devoted herself to Japanese anime culture. Then she established her own style to absorb various anime characters into her artwork with graffiti touch. The art of Desire at the core is deeply influenced by the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. However, while Basquiat art reflected a social theme such as discrimination and interest in anatomy from his experience of a car accident, the work created by Desire has nothing to do with them. She earnestly expresses her soul with poems and comic characters that she dotes on in her painting. Sometime one can see a sort of explosive energy in her work. That can be read as cry of her heart that might have a similarity with the action which Jackson Pollock exposes his emotions by dripping paints on canvas. Desire has recently felt a strong interest in Japanese anime; Demon Slayer and Jyujyutu Kaisen, and she has launched serious series on such topics.


 

1978 Born in La Rochelle, France
2002, 2003 Stay in Tokyo
2006, 2007, 2008 Worked on illustrations in ELLE French version three years in a row.
2012 Worked on illustrations in Natural American Spirit Match Gallery Vol. 4.
2015 Worked on the illustration for CD Jacket of French Musician “The Wooden Wolf”.

 
2006 Group Show “Introduction of 3 Contemporary Indie Artists; Clara Desire, John Lurie, Betty Tompkins” at Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2006 Permanent Exhibition at GUY SAVOY, Paris
2007 First Solo Exhibition “All About Clara” at Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2007 Group Show “New Wave Contemporary Artists Exhibition” at Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2007 Permanent Exhibition at GUY SAVOY, Paris
2008 One Person Show at T.Y. Harbor Brewery, Tokyo
2008 One Person Show at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
2008 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at Art@AGNES, Tokyo
2008 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at Art Osaka at Dojima Hotel, Osaka
2008 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at KIAF 2008, Seoul
2008 Permanent Exhibition at GUY SAVOY, Paris France
2009 Group Show at Galerie Sho Projects; “Something Sweet Girls”
2009 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at Art@AGNES, 101 Tokyo
2009 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at KIAF, Seoul
2009 Permanent Exhibition at GUY SAVOY, Paris
2010 Permanent Exhibition at GUY SAVOY, Paris
2011 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at Art Fair Tokyo
2011 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at KIAF 2011, Seoul
2011 Permanent Exhibition at GUY SAVOY, Paris
2012 Solo Exhibition “While Dreaming, Sounds My Loud and Wild Cry” at Hionas Gallery, New York City
2012 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at the Armory Show, New York City
2012 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at Art Platform, Los Angeles2012 2012 Permanent Exhibition ay GUY SAVOY, Paris
2013 Group Show at Galerie SMAAKS, Paris
2013 Group Show by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art at the Armory Show, New York City
2013 Permanent Exhibition at GUY SAVOY, Paris
2014 Permanent Exhibition at GUY SAVOY, Paris

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