Untitled - abc by Géraldine Jeanjean
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Géraldine Jeanjean

Untitled - abc 2014

70 ⨯ 90 cm
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Galerie Caroline O'Breen

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About the artwork

Abc is set against the backdrop of the small community of Aumont, which is Géraldine Jeanjean's grandmother’s hometown located in the most sparsely populated region of France. Since Jeanjean’s project Aumont (2009), the town is a permanent part of her artistic practice and functions as décor set. In abc, Jeanjean explores the differences between the physical and the emotional experience of reality. During the past four years, Jeanjean tried to arrange her thoughts on the unconstrained observations and creative abilities of her children, the blurring memory of her grandmother and her own search to the construction of reality.

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Géraldine Jeanjean (1978) graduated from the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam in 2002. Because of her French and Dutch cultural heritage, Jeanjean often experienced that it is difficult to express something exactly the same in a different language. Therefore she strives towards an universal language as an accessible and connecting means within her artistic practice, accordingly a visual language is her solution. In her work Jeanjean explores how interpretations change and new meanings are created through depicting and presenting subjects in new ways. The use of photography as her main medium is interesting hence its seemingly objective registration of reality.
Over the past years Jeanjean exhibited in several group shows among the Nederlands Fotomuseum (2008) and the Haags Gemeentemuseum (2014), at the Kunsthalle in München (Germany) and the Fotomuseum in Antwerpen (Belgium). Her previous book Aumont, published by Fw:books, was granted as Best Verzorgde Boeken in 2009 and was exhibited in Sint Petersburg (Russia) and at Paris Photo (France).