"He has never ceased to approach in his oeuvre subjects such as sexuality, mythology, spirituality, violence, love or separation. His images of bright colors entwine science, religion, and allegories. His working process is based on fragmentation and it is marked by his nomadic vision of life and his liking for the mixture; cross-cultural artist par excellence, sometimes associated with Neo-Expressionism due to his approach to social matters, if any characterizes the output of the Neapolitan Francesco Clemente is his constant combination of the human and the mystical, life, sex, and death".
"Painting is an exercise in present tense, everything else is for telling a story I don't care. What matters to me is the experience with which I embrace the moment, that instant I let go just after. I am a painter by default, because I like looking. I could not be a writer. I enjoy saying something, then the opposit and like this all the time. This is easier in painting than in writing".