JENNIFER ABESSIRA

WORKS | STORY



To buy the works of, commission, work with or feature Jennifer Abessira - contact us here: jennifer.abessira@mtart.agency

 

 

Public Art


 

'Don't Think Twice', temporary public art at London Bridge Station during London Design Festival 2017

DON'T THINK TWICE - TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART AT LONDON BRIDGE STATION

'Don't Think Twice', temporary public art at London Bridge Station during London Design Festival 2017

'Don't Think Twice', temporary public art at London Bridge Station during London Design Festival 2017
'Don't Think Twice', temporary public art at London Bridge Station during London Design Festival 2017

 

 

Artworks


 

'The Possibility of an Island', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND

'Giotto & Moi', archival pigment print, 100 x 75 cm

GIOTTO & MOI


'Stardust Memories', paint on engraving (1838), 40 x 30 cm

STARDUST MEMORIES

'Elastique Project', archival pigment print, 30 x 40 cm

ELASTIQUE PROJECT


Print 'We Live As We Dream - Alone', 2014, inkjet pigment, archival print, perspex, 140 cm x 187 cm

WE LIVE AS WE DREAM - ALONE

Print 'When I'll Die, I Wanna Turn into Marble', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

WHEN ILL DIE, I WANNA TURN INTO MARBLE


#PinkDifferentJen

 

This hashtag represents Jennifer’s way to appropriate all the imagery she collects from the Internet or that she photographs. With her pink tones, she is marking her territory.
The name of the hashtag is playing with the Apple slogan ‘Think Different’.

Print '#PinkDifferentJen', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#PINKDIFFERENTJEN

Print '#PinkDifferentJen', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#PINKDIFFERENTJEN


Print '#PinkDifferentJen', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#PINKDIFFERENTJEN

Print '#PinkDifferentJen', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#PINKDIFFERENTJEN


#TheTriumphOfVegetationIsTotal

 

The first thing that shocked the artist when she arrived in Tel Aviv when she was seven years old was the wild vegetation of Tel Aviv like the palm trees she saw everywhere by the sea which contrasted the Parisian suburban landscape that she knew. In Tel Aviv, green spaces felt as relevant as architectural blocks. The name of the hashtag is a reference to the phrase Map and Territory by Michael Houellebecq.

Print '#TheTriumphOfVegetationIsTotal', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#THETRIUMPHOFVEGETATIONISTOTAL


Print '#TheTriumphOfVegetationIsTotal', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#THETRIUMPHOFVEGETATIONISTOTAL

Print '#TheTriumphOfVegetationIsTotal', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#THETRIUMPHOFVEGETATIONISTOTAL


#TelAvivForever

 

The artist feels that you can never escape where you come from. The hashtag plays with the song Charlotte Forever by Serge Gainsbourg.

Print '#TelAvivForever', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#TELAVIVFOREVER

Print '#TelAvivForever', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#TELAVIVFOREVER


Print '#SheWantedToDieButSheAlsoWantedToLiveInParis', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#SHEWANTEDTODIEBUTSHEALSOWANTEDTOLIVEINPARIS

Print '#SheWantedToDieButSheAlsoWantedToLiveInParis', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#SHEWANTEDTODIEBUTSHEALSOWANTEDTOLIVEINPARIS

#SheWantedToDieButSheAlsoWantedToLiveInParis

 

This phrase is from Madame Bovary by the French writer Gustave Flaubert. This hashtag explores the permanent state of doubt that the artist finds herself in.


#BauhausVibes

 

The artist finds meaning in the Bauhaus movement, especially its use of the three primary colors.
She constantly searches for their association in her everyday environment to then capture them in her photography.

Print '#BauhausVibes', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#BAUHAUSVIBES

Print '#BauhausVibes', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#BAUHAUSVIBES


Print '#EverythingIsWifi', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#EVERYTHINGISWIFI

Print '#EverythingIsWifi', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#EVERYTHINGISWIFI

#EverythingIsWifi

 

WIFI is the technology that enables the existence of Jennifer Abessira’s art on Instagram. Its loss of connection could feel very painful and so the artist wishes to find it in all places.


#ITTAKESTIMETOBECOMEYOUNG

 

The images of this hashtag are based on physical archives that the artist collects and reinterprets.
Instagram is here the medium that makes the old relevant again.

Print '#ItTakesTimeToBecomeYoung', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#ITTAKESTIMETOBECOMEYOUNG

Print '#ItTakesTimeToBecomeYoung', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#ITTAKESTIMETOBECOMEYOUNG


Print '#AgirlIsAGunPeowPeow', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#agirlisagunpeowpeow

Print '#AgirlIsAGunPeowPeow', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#AGIRLISAGUNPEOWPEOW

#AGIRLISAGUNPEOWPEOW

 

With this hashtag, the artist explores the power of the feminine seduction and suggests that women attracts men with full self awareness.


#LEBLEUBLANCROUGE

 

This is a tribute to her childhood country, France. Similarly to the #BauhausVibes, the artist captures the three colors of the French flag in everyday situations.

Print '#LeBleuBlancRouge', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#LEBLEUBLANCROUGE

Print '#LeBleuBlancRouge', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#LEBLEUBLANCROUGE


#TOOSADTOKILLYOU

 

The artist finds life terribly beautiful and sad at the same time, jokes and tears mix in every image.

Print '#TooSadToKillYou', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#TOOSADTOKILLYOU

Print '#TooSadToKillYou', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#TOOSADTOKILLYOU


Print '#TooSadToKillYou', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#TOOSADTOKILLYOU

Print '#TooSadToKillYou', inkjet archival pigment print, 75 cm x 100 cm - edition of 4 + AP, 30 x 40 cm edition of 6 + AP

#TOOSADTOKILLYOU


 

 

Partnerships


 

MAISON KITSUNÉ 2017


Xray Eyewear Campaign 2014

Vivienne Westwood Collaboration

Xray Eyewear Campaign 2014

Xray Eyewear Campaign 2014

XRAY EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN

Xray Eyewear Campaign 2014

Album covers for PETITE MELLER



 

 

Display


 

Archival pigment & Lambda O-type prints (including 'I Hate Yoga ' and 'SnowFlakeMyriam & Le Pink Void') by MTArt digital artist and photographer Jennifer Abessira hanged in the gallery during Soho Revue Launch Party

Archival pigment & Lambda O-type prints (including 'The Possibility of an Island') by MTArt digital artist and photographer Jennifer Abessira hanged in the gallery during Soho Revue Launch Party


 

 

Video Art


 

MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH


IT TAKES TIME TO BECOME YOUNG


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