Thameur Mejri

Thameur Mejri - Publisher Skira / Kamel Lazaar Foundation - Ouvrage broché - 160 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2022

First monograph dedicated to the contemporary Tunisian artist Thameur Mejri.

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Model 9782370741837
Artist Thameur Mejri
Author Collectif
Publisher Skira / Kamel Lazaar Foundation
Format Ouvrage broché
Number of pages 160
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 260 x 190
Published 2022

Thameur Mejri was born in 1982 in Tunis, Tunisia. He lives and works in Nabeul, Tunisia. He is inspired by popular global culture and uses techniques of repetition, juxtaposition and superimposition between a variety of more or less identifiable objects and brightly coloured surfaces.

His artistic practice is characterized by a subversive approach to painting and drawing: “I try to deconstruct the mechanisms of power and control that have been established by the political, economic, cultural and religious system in contemporary Tunisia.” For Thameur Mejri, it is a matter of “confronting the chaos that exists in our contemporary societies.”

Thameur Mejri blurs the boundaries between public and private in an effort to confront individual and collective values, particularly in contemporary Tunisian society. For this purpose, he takes the human body as a tool to measure both possibilities and prohibitions, making it a central element of his artistic practice.

Through his drawings—vast compositions on stretched or floating canvases—as well as murals, Thameur Mejri’s works question the notions of humanism and the construction of human beings on a social scale, by representing several paradoxes that emerge from political and cultural practices.
His precise and prolific iconography constitutes a device critical of our relationship with the objects and symbols that surround us in daily life and which impose, whether consciously or not, certain forms of alienation.

> Exhibition Thameur Mejri. Jusqu'à ce que s'effondrent mes veines, presented at MAC de Lyon (11 feb. -


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