Thameur Mejri, Atrocity Exhibition, 2012, Oil on canvas, 160 x 250 cm
Thameur Mejri, Appetite for destruction #2, 2012, Mixed media on arch paper, 170 x 100 cm
Thameur Mejri, Exercise 1, 2012, Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Thameur Mejri, Crucifixion in space, 2012, Oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Thameur Mejri, Post-Cannibalism, 2012, Mixed media on canvas, 180 x 130 cm
Thameur Mejri, The Ascent, 2012, Oil on canvas, 170 x 100 cm
Thameur Mejri, The Witness and the Murderer, 2012, Oil on canvas, 170 x 140 cm
Thameur Mejri, Death is a joke 2, 2012, Oil on canvas, 160 x 120 cm
Thameur Mejri, I love my God, my gun and my government, Mixed media on Canson paper, 30 x 21 cm
Thameur Mejri, I love my God, my gun and my government, Mixed media on Canson paper, 30 x 21 cm
  • Thameur Mejri

    7 - 31 December 2012

    Disaster Pieces

    As a young talent from the emerging scene in Tunisia, Mejri has already earned an international recognition through his particiation in restigious shows. Mejri is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on a both conceptual and graphic approach. One of his video works ''The plague'', produced in collaboration with his brother and film director Kays Mejri won in 2007 the Prize for the best experimental short film in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). Inspired by his short films, Mejri has created a new body of work which incorporates three-dimensionality perhaps within a more static framework of the plain medium such as his new painterly collages on either Canson paper or canvas. The artist explores symbols as the defining attributes of power and authority over the body and its representation. Arrows, cutting threads and numbers are there to codify and suggest a specific ordering of the canvas that runs parallel to scissors, army helmets, microphones and police caps as the surveillance epitomes of Tunisia’s modern society. Thereby Mejri’s visual language is very much aligned to the digital and interactive paradigm emerging through technology today.