While Francesco Clemente’s art has explored a great variety of mediums, from fresco to pastel, from encaustic to watercolor, from oil paint to tempera, THERE MUST BE SOMEONE TO REWRITE LOVE sees the artist having created a series of drawings using the iPad and photography for the first time. In a palimpsest-like process, creating an image upon the remnants of past mark-making, Clemente uploaded photographs that he had taken to his iPad, then created digitized drawings directly in response to these. Furthermore, each of these works is itself the result of Clemente’s collaboration with the Nobel Prize nominee, Chinese poet Bei Dao; the two created a book of poetry and responsive drawings with titles including Arrival, Creation, Perfect, Background, February, Progress, Bright Mirror and Morning.
THERE MUST BE SOMEONE TO REWRITE LOVE was conceived by the editor Wilfried Dickhoff and will be published by Moon Rainbow Berlin as a limited edition of 500 numbered copies. We are excited to be offering these digital drawings exclusively on seditionart.com.