Guy Clement Cohen

 

Biography

Guy Clement was born in Egypt in 1951 to a French Jewish Father (whose own father was a rabbi) and an Italian mother. His family moved to Paris (France) when he was five. From age six, his mother took him to museums and exhibitions, developing a strong interest in the various types of artistic expression. As a university student he graduated in Electrical Engineering. One of his favorite hang-outs in the heart of Paris were Les Halles where the Centre George Pompidou Museum was created. He developed some of the earliest Computer-Aided Art and several of his pieces were shown at the opening of the Museum in the early 70’s. In the following years he made a career in high-tech to support his art passion. He lived in Germany for several years and then returned to Paris where he met his German wife, Marlene. After studying at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), BU (Boston University) and the fine arts at the College of San Mateo, Guy and his wife adopted two daughters and settled in Emerald Hills near San Francisco, California, where they currently live.

Artist statement

I enjoy sculpture the most. I can see the whole universe in each piece. I enter in a relationship with each piece and through distinct phases we explore together the depth and quality and the wholeness of our relationship.
The universe reflects my motives with the utmost precision, and I have to be honest to myself and others.

I work, pick and select the tools and materials intuitively and we must establish a relationship and common attraction.
My current work is inspired by the mystic tradition. In each sculpture I reveal elements of the creation and oneness.

I am an intuitive artist and bring to my art the multicultural and multinational flair and experience to which I have been exposed all my life. I use my past to create the future. I have the impression that my own soul merges with the sculpture i am carving and becomes a greater self, true nature. I am able to remove all undesirable thoughts and tendencies and I project into my sculptures a dimension of my senses and feelings in a very organic way that imbues my art with remarkable wisdom, wholeness, peace and fulfillment.

 

Percentage of proceeds will go towards EPSM Lill which Guy has designated as his way to support the French Mental Health Community. https://imhcn.org/countries/france/

EPSM Lille -Métropole 's mission is to care for people with mental health issues. It provides services for the prevention, diagnosis, care and support of adults adolescents and children. It is located on the town of Armentieres and covers the City of Lille . Its services provide their activities within the institution, but also centres managed by the EPSM Lille- Metropole.