Francesco Clemente (born March 23, 1952 in Naples, Italy) is a contemporary artist known for figural paintings that investigate philosophical questions of the self and consciousness. Clemente’s work defies expectations of style and linear narrative, and embraces diverse mediums including oil on canvas, pastel, and watercolor. Clemente’s work is symbolic in its evocation of the body, the emotions of union and love, and spiritual and mythological symbols. While Clemente’s work is deeply rooted in specific geographies, the artist has embraced a nomadic approach and lives at various times between New York, New Mexico, and India. His work has been extensively exhibited and collected in international institutions and private collections.