Clemence Devienne is a french artist based in Paris. “As the daughter and grand-daughter of sailors who loved painting, I grew up in Paris surrounded by world maps, colorful canvases, miniature boats, and photographs of faraway places. I graduated from the Arts Déco Ecole in Paris and I’ve painted ever since I could hold a brush but I drifted away from painting after my studies as I was caught up with other projects.
In my paintings, I have naturally turned to what is distant and different from me. When I am not painting my close ones, I paint the portraits of the migrants who camp in the streets of Paris.