Art, collaboration, instalations
Searching for reality in the unconscious, broadening the human logic with absurdity, following a philosophy based on irrationality – Benjamin JeanJean’s art is the result of a constant search for an open mind. His profound drawings make the viewer confront their own vanity and covert desires and unfold the depths of their subconscious by turning objects into symbols and vice versa.
“Everyone sees something different in my pictures, depending on their individual perception and associations”, says BJJ. “In fact I’m only providing them the object and their imagination turns it into a symbol.”
Based in Southwest France, Benjamin JeanJean’s artwork stands for a neo-symbolism based on contemporary aesthetics. By combining linear elements with ephemeral objects he creates subtle sequences of the modern world that provoke images and emotions but leave the observer to associate with them.
text by Mel Schontier // photo by Christian Fischer