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Journey of a Motionless Nomad

New York, NY - Nicolas Auvray Gallery is thrilled to present the highly anticipated solo exhibition of emerging artist Clément Denis at its Chelsea location. The exhibition, titled “Innerworlds: Journey of a Motionless Nomad”, showcases a captivating collection of unseen ongoing and previous works, offering a unique and profound exploration of life and identity through the eyes of the painter. The exhibition marks Denis’ first solo show in New York City and promises to introduce a new step in his artistic development.

With “Innerworlds: Journey of a Motionless Nomad”, Clément Denis retraces the last five years of his life: motionless because he was locked up during the COVID, nomadic because, despite his inability to cross borders, his works have traveled as far as Asia, and Denis’s pictorial universe has expanded to include new techniques (woven paper, bird prints on canvas, etc.) and new themes.





THURSDAY. 09.28.23
SUNDAY. 11.07.23


522 W 23RD ST



An exhibition in three timespaces as Denis has spent the last five years in places that have opened up his palette of colors: Noirmoutier, his home island, where he spent his first confinement and which gave rise to the River Song series on climate disruption; Paris , the city in which he lived and where he spent several months without painting, paralyzed by the fear of losing his companion who was ill at the time, which inspired him the Confusion des sentiments (Confusion of feelings) series where he weaves couples to make their love eternal ; Vétheuil, where he settled to help his companion heal, and where he lives in Claude Monet’s former house, below Joan Mitchell’s, in a setting of water, green hills and chalk cliffs that inspired his latest series, Peindre le vent.



Innerworlds: Weavings

Innerworlds: Song of the River, Peindre le vent