A Mint Green, Foam-Encrusted Desk Suite is the Highlight of This French Painter’s New Exhibition
In the materials list for one of the new works by Paris-born artist Côme Clérino — on view now at Galerie Chloe Salgado — you might find MDF, plaster, acrylic resin, fiberglass, paraffin, fabric, thermoplastic glue, tile seal, ceramic, felt pen, and colored pencil. But paint? Hardly, despite the fact that Clérino considers himself foremost a painter. “My job is to paint by starting with an anchor in the real, and from there to offer a different look at what surrounds us every day,” Clérino has said to describe his work. In the current exhibition, called Que Devons Nous Y Faire (or What Are We To Do), the work spans from a relatively straightforward silvered ceramic wall work to a cartoonish desk suite in seafoam green polystyrene. Well worth seeing before the exhibition closes on December 21st.