About - Benjamin Jeanjean
Benjamin Jeanjean 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
Benjamin Jeanjean
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Biography

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

Exhibitions

2016

  • TRUE STORIES / SOLO SHOW / ADHOCPAD GALERIE / VIENNA / AUSTRIA
  • ADVANCE / GROUP SHOW / DARWIN LES SAUVAGES / BORDEAUX / FRANCE
  • ART IN HOUSE / GROUP SHOW / STREET /CAPBRETON / FRANCE
  • CYAN/ANTHRACITE / GROUP SHOW / AFFENFAUST GALERIE / HAMBURG / GERMANY

 

2015

  • RIDE THE WALL / GROUP SHOW / GENEVA / SWITZERLAND

 

2014

  • COUNTER CULTURE / GROUP SHOW / HAMBURG / GERMANY
  • INVISIBLE SOCIETY / GROUP SHOW /CIRCLE CULTURE GALERIE / BERLIN / GERMANY
  • LORDS OF GROUND / GROUP SHOW / OLATU / ANGLET / FRANCE

 

2013

  • RVCA BIG TRAIL / GROUP SHOW / BERLIN / GERMANY
  • RVCA BIG TRAIL / GROUP SHOW / MILAN / ITALY
  • RVCA BIG TRAIL  / GROUP SHOW / LONDON / ENGLAND
  • RVCA CARAVAN TOUR / GROUP SHOW / ART PARK GALERIE / BYRON BAY / MELBOURNE / AUSTRALIA
  • THE BLIND SOCIETY / GROUP SHOW / CHOQUE CULTURAL GALERIE / SAO PAULO / BRASIL

 

2012

  • ATELIER POP SURREALIST / GROUP SHOW / MONDO POP GALERIE / ROMA / ITALY
  • BRIGHT TRADESHOW / RVCA / BERLIN / GERMANY

 

2011

  • A NIGHT IN SITE / GROUP SHOW / MUNICH / GERMANY