“This series is about drawing the perfect curves, i.e. the perfect body. We live in a society where women are expected to be pretty, and it starts at an early age, with Barbie Dolls. Perfection is advertised everywhere. Through photoshopped pictures of unreal women, it can be quite a challenge for a lot of women to accept their body as it is and find their own definition of beauty.”- Clementine Djite
Clementine Djite grew up in France, near Paris. She studied International Business and after getting her MBA, worked for 2 years in the Import-Export industry.
She started drawing in 2008, getting inspiration commuting to work. She was mostly sketching with a black felt-tip pen on a notebook. This is how she created the Sexy Lady Curves series, and later the Provocative Women. In October 2011, she moved to New York, and put her sketches onto canvas, using acrylic paint. She is a self-taught artist, who likes to try things her own way. Last year, she experimented using a new technique to create texture on canvas. The result was uniquely built golden dinosaur skeletons, for her series “Extinct”. She is currently working on a series of ashen trees on bare canvas, of which the first piece “October” was displayed at “60 - The Collective”, a group show at the ReBar, in Dumbo (Brooklyn, NY). She also had shown some of her work at the “Quarterly Art Soiree” of Webster Hall.
Clementine started designing these curvy ladies in 2009. They are very confident, almost arrogant, independent women - the kind of women Clementine admires
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