Posted on August 05, 2017 by Alison Pierz
One of our most recent project for the Ford Foundation included a thought provoking collage by a young artist from Hawaii, Clotilde Jiménez. We framed the work titled, “French Tip Lookin Ass” using a prime float technique - handmade mulberry paper hinges applied with rice paste to archival museum board. The framing was completed with a black hardwood maple moulding. This mixed media work is typical of the artist’s style. Jiménez often depicts male figures playing with gender boundaries and “French Tip” is reminiscent of other works showing boys or men wearing female accessories.
Stascia with the “French Tip Lookin Ass” framed and finished in the studio
Jiménez was born in Honolulu in 1990. His practice is currently based in London, where he is an MFA candidate in the painting department of the Slade School of Fine Art at University College. He has been awarded numerous residencies including the Nesnadny & Schwartz Visiting Curator Program from MOCA Cleveland, the Artist in Residence at Fljóstunga, Reykholt, Iceland and the Slade's London Intensive. He has achieved remarkable status for an artist so early in his career and his work is included in the collections of The Orlando Museum of Art and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, along with the Ford Foundation.
Two other works by the artist: "Fruity Boys" and "Self-portrait in Pink Underwear"
Jiménez, whose background is black and Latino creates art that celebrates marginalized peoples while simultaneously exploring the boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality. His work is subjective and stems from his personal worldview, but he strives to explore universal themes and what it means to just be as a human in our culture. It comes as no surprise that an organization like the Ford Foundation would support and collect Jiménez and his work. Their mission is one of inclusiveness and opportunity for all and he is an artist with a vision that is relatable for so many.
Artist Clotilde Jiménez spending time at an opening (image courtesy of the artist's website)
Frames and Stretchers, along with our partners at Art Delivery Van enjoy an ongoing relationship with the Ford Foundation and it’s always a pleasure to work with the high quality art they bring to our studio.
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