Clement is an American sculptor who stands out among peers for continuing to
embrace the art form of cutting and welding steel himself. Fresh out of
college, he was fortunate enough to have apprenticed under acclaimed artists
Marc di Suvero and John Henry, where he learned about the physical properties
of the material and the dynamics of working with monumental-scale sculpture.
When Clement started working on his own, he applied the acquired knowledge by
creating sculptures in curvilinear forms, breaking the genre's boundaries by
constantly playing with the ideas of form. Using steel pipes, the coils and
arcs became his signature style, as if he was making doodles in space.
Depending on the pipes' thickness, the shapes can suggest lithe scribbles or
have a more audacious and gargantuan presence. While the artist focuses
primarily on large-scale outdoor work, he continues to create smaller works.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, John Clement has exhibited his sculptures throughout the
United States and has worked on many site-specific public art commissions and