Alain Clément was born in 1941 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, and he now lives and works in Paris and Nîmes. He began painting in the early 1960s. His work, built around recurring subjects, explores the specific qualities and characteristics of the medium: colour, shape, volume, representational modes, etc. For the past 20 years he has been concentrating on an investigation of artistic processes, such as painting, watercolours sculptures, wall sculpture. Space in his painting becomes a structure. The paint is applied in flat strokes on the surface of the canvas, creating a vibrant pattern of vivid colours.