Clara Bacou

3D Artist

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • Professions3D Artist - Illustrator - Animator
  • Moses Wainaina
  • Yemi Davis
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About me

Clara Bacou is a 3D artist and online curator, with skills in 2D illustration, 3D modelling, mural painting, animation and graphic design. Clara’s illustrations have been selected to exhibit internationally, as part of both group and solo shows in Toronto, Budapest, Florence, Lisbon, Arizona and at Frieze registered galleries in her hometown London. She has worked as a young curator and young people's events programmer for Tate Modern/Britain’s official youth collective and as an illustration assistant at Edge Design, painting assistant for visual artist Lauren Baker and sign painting apprentice for designer Matthew McGuinness. Clara studied Graphic Design communication at Central Saint Martins and has produced work for a body of clients including Tate Modern, Uniqlo, Snapchat, Boxpark, House of Vans, Ziggy Marley, Galantis and charities Save Wild Tigers and Land Aid. Clara also curates an instagram art featuring page called @artdisocvered which has accumulated a community of over 140k art admirers. Art Discovered is interested in bringing to awareness highly talented individuals online and being a voice for creative quality and influencer of art culture. We push deserving artists into the viral mainstream and want to make great art accessible to viewers worldwide.

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Skills

  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • Creature Design
  • Character Design
  • Character Animation
  • Murals
  • 2D Drawing
  • Graphic Desgin
  • Socia Media

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  • Lauren Baker Art

    Lauren Baker Art

    • Visual Arts
  • TATE

    TATE

    • Art Galleries

Work history

Currently

Young Curator

TATE

Sep 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Programme management, project supervision, art supervision and workshop planning for events aimed at young people aged 15-25 engaging them with the collections at Tate Modern and Britain. Media (1)This position has 1 media

2017

Graphic Designer

Pulse FILMS

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creative research and title design for Netflix documentaries, television adverts and independent films.

2016

Illustrator

Edge Design

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Designed and illustrated a skin for the world's first Color-in-Cab to help raise awareness of homelessness in London for Land Aid Charity. The project was directed by Steve Edge.

2014

Painting & Design Assistant

Lauren Baker Art

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Hackney Downs Studios, London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Designed and painted Baker's deer skulls for a ‘Day of the Dead’ themed Christmas display for Selfridge’s window. Assisted in creation of installation at Lucy in Disguise, Soho. Part of project management for Lauren Baker's solo exhibition.

2015

Sign Painter

Gourmandizing London

Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Freelance
  • Painting assistant on large public wall murals inspired by food recipes and menus of South East London, art directed by designer Matthew McGuinness.

Education

Currently

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication Design

Central Saint Martins

Oct 2014
  • 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, UK
  • Undertook specialist pathways in illustration and moving image.

Awards

2016

Winner for ‘Future of Art’ competition held by Tate x Uniqlo

TATE

  • In celebration of the new Tate Modern, Tate invited young people aged 15–25 to submit their own original artwork relating to the theme of future. Over 500 submissions were shown at the opening weekend of the new Tate Modern from 17–19 June 2016. Alongside this, Uniqlo selected artworks to feature in a series of displays at their flagship store on Oxford Street and nine others across London. My work was selected to be projected in the Turbine hall and was used in Uniqlo store window displays for summer 2016.

2016

Quarter finalist Secret Walls London

Secret Walls

  • Competing in the London Series of Secret Walls; The "Fight Club" of the art scene, inspired by Marvel comics and graffiti. A fixture in the global art community for over 11 years, Secret Walls (Formerly Secret Wars) is the World's premier live art event.

2015

Runner up Bloomsbury illustration competition

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

  • An annul illustration competition held by Bloomsbury festival for their festival poster.

2013

Winner of Hyperlink Festival 'We are All Artists' competition at Tate Modern

TATE

  • Art competition sourcing young artists and illustrators to promote during The Hyperlink Festival event, which attracted 3000 people over its three day course.

2010

Mansfield English Scholarship

Mansfield College, Oxford

  • Scholarships and Exhibitions are awarded annually to secondary year students, either for an outstanding performance in their first-year examinations, or for exceptional work during the year.