Clinton De Menezes
Clinton De Menezes was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1970. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine art from the Durban Institute of Technology in 2004.
De Menezes has lectured in painting, drawing and history of art. He successfully co-founded the Art and Sculpture Studio at Chestnut Road Studios and ArtSpace Durban, coordinating and facilitating painting and drawing classes for adult learners. He was the curator of The Cupboard Gallery and on the exhibitions committee for Durban’s acclaimed Red Eye Art Collective. In 2004 De Menezes founded Alchemy Studios, a company established to fabricate artwork for private and public spaces.
In 2007 he relocated to the United Kingdom to actively market Alchemy Studios and pursue his career in Fine art. In 2010 he was invited to install his signature work Procession (Exodus) in the Contemporary Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York on long-term loan. In 2011 he was selected as a finalist in the LICC arts awards and won the tender for a major commission for the new offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers in More London designed by Norman Forster.
De Menezes has work in public, private and corporate collections internationally.Visit Artist‘s website
Clinton De Menezes on anti-utopias
The Passage Series, as the word suggests, makes reference to a journey or voyage, the act of passing or the passage of time. The starting point for these...