ABOUT JESSICA SOUEIDI

JESSICA SOUEIDI GRADUATED FROM THE HAUTE ECOLE DES ARTS DU RHIN OF STRASBOURG IN 2015

Artist, art critic and art curator, Jessica Soueidi was born in Versailles in 1990. She has a Master in Fine Arts from the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin of Strasbourg and a double Master's Degree in Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities from two Business Schools: ESCP Europe in Paris and Ca'Foscari University in Venice. Jessica also participated in several group shows and renowned artist residencies internationally : The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

Jessica is a passionate multitasker. She works as an editor in chief's assistant for the famous French Contemporary Art Magazine L'Officiel des Galeries et Musées and as a Curatorial Assistant for the digital museum Girl museum.

 

I am concerned about the evolution of women status in our society. Sometimes, it feels like their image is more important than their right to exist as human beings. 

Women, girls, words. My work is full of messages. One may feel disturbed. Is my work more disturbing then what you see or read in the news everyday? Hypocrisy. Sometimes the girl in my artworks is a ghost, a pirate, a gangsta, a child soldier, a bunny queen or simply just a girl. Through art history, women have often been represented naked, pure and innocent. This image of the girl has been stuck in our minds and I want to change it. Why do you feel concerned when you see a drawing of a girl smoking with the word THUG sprayed on her body? Some would say that girls are seeking for approval on social media but I think everyone is seeking for approval everyday. Social media is way to escape from reality. Girls can be however they want to be, they are their own muse. They take a selfie and use the perfect hashtag #swag.

Why do we focus so much on women's physical appearance? Don't you see the dark charcoal crumbling on my paper forming a magical powder of grey tones? Or the simplicity of black pen lines creating a powerful message? My drawings and paintings are made from shadows, transparency and light. Diluted in a bunch of water, the bright colours slowly drip on the paper creating a wonderful floating landscape. Marina Abramovic, Miss Tic, Louise Bourgeois, Françoise Petrovitch, Jani Leinonen, Ayako Kawauchi, Joumana Haddad and many more have influenced my art in many ways. 

 

Check-out my Animations.

 

 

GALLERY OF JESSICA SOUEIDI

ANTIHEROINES ARE MY HEROES

DRAWINGS

2018

MIAOU, 2018, ink on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm

BOY BYE, 2018, ink on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm

GHOST, 2018, ink on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm

I'VE COME FOR TRUMP, 2018, spray paint and charcoal on paper, 100 x 70 cm

HABIBI I'VE BEEN BAD, 2018, spray paint, ink and collage on paper, 100 x 70 cm

SOLO SHOW at the Hotel Vagabond's Salon, Singapore

BAD GIRL, 2018, charcoal, ink, posca  on paper, 29,7 cm x 42 cm

I WISH I WERE BOTH..., 2018, charcoal, ink, posca and collage on paper, 29,7 cm x 42 cm

BARBIE THE GHOST-DOLL, 2018, charcoal, ink, acrylic and collage on paper, 29,7 cm x 42 cm

ARE WE ALL MERMAIDS? series of 4 drawings, 2018, ink, gouache and collage on paper, 29,7 cm x 42 cm

SISTERHOOD, 2018, pencil, ink and collage on paper, 120 cm x 140 cm

WHEN I GROW UP I WANNA BE A GHOST, 2018, charcoal, ink and collage on paper, 29,7 cm x 42 cm

BURN WITCH, 2018, charcoal, ink and collage on paper, 29,7 cm x 42 cm

2017

GIRL, 2017, charcoal, ink and spray paint on paper, 97 cm x 75 cm

GIRL 2, 2017, charcoal, ink and spray paint on paper, 97 cm x 75 cm

OOPS, 2017, charcoal and spray paint on paper, 97 cm x 75 cm

OBEY, 2017,mixed media on paper, 150 cm x 122 cm

INSTATHUG, 2017,charcoal, pastel and gouache on paper, 190 cm x 109 cm

SWAG, 2017, charcoal and pastel on paper, 190 cm x 109 cm, Private Collection Shanghai

DREAM BIG BUT NOT TOO MUCH, 2017, mixed media on paper, 190 cm x 109 cm

BUNNY QUEEN, 2017, mixed media on paper, 190 cm x 109 cm

OG, 2017, mixed media on paper, 190 cm x 109 cm

KISS, 2017,mixed media on paper, 190 cm x 109 cm

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY, 2017, mixed media on paper, 190 cm x 109 cm

CAR CRASH, 2017, mixed media on paper, 190 cm x 109 cm, The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Collection

BONDING, charcoal and gouache on paperr, 70 x 100 cm

MULAN, charcoal and gouache on paper, 70 x 100 cm

 Witches, 2017, charcaol, gouache and collage on paper, 50 x 65 cm

UNCANNY PORTRAITS, charcoal and collage on paper, 50 cm x 65 cm

2016

 How it all started, 2016, charcaol, varnish, watercolor, collage and pencil on paper, 70 x 100 cm

 In memory of, 2016, charcoal, varnish, collage and pencil on paper, 70 x 100 cm

 The very first sin, 2016, charcoal, varnish, gouache, collage and pencil on paper, 70 x 100 cm

PAINTINGS

2018

ELI'S DIE BITCH ACADEMY2018, oil painting, ink and varnish on synaps paper, 70 x 50 cm

MOVE WITCH, 2018, gouache, ink and collage on paper, 29,7 cm x 42 cm

IF YOU WANNA BE RICH YOU GOTTA BE A WITCH, 2018, oil painting, collage and ink on canvas, 38 cm x 46 cm

2017

O.G2017, gouache, ink, watercolor and oil painting synaps paper, 70 x 50 cm

BELIEVE2017, gouache, ink, watercolor and oil painting synaps paper, 70 x 50 cm

SWAG2017, gouache, ink, watercolor and oil painting synaps paper, 70 x 50 cm

 THUG2017, gouache, ink, watercolor and oil painting synaps paper, 70 x 50 cm

 MAD2017, gouache, ink, watercolor and oil painting synaps paper, 70 x 50 cm

2016

NOT MENT TO PLEASE YOU2016, gouache and watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 cm

THE PUSSY RIOT IN HELL2016, gouache and watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 cm

BLACK BAT 2,  2016, watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 cm

2015

 MINE FIELD2015, pencil, gouache and varnish on bristol paper, 80 x 110 cm

ALL BLACK, 2015, gouache, oil painting, collage, varnish and beeswax on synaps paper, 71 x 101 cm

ODE TO LITTLE KURDI, 2015, oil painting and resine on synaps paper, 71 x 101 cm

NIGHTMARE IN KUUSAMO, 2015, gouache, oil painting and varnish on synaps paper, 71 x 101 cm

DARK PARADISE, 2015, oil painting, varnish, collage and beeswax on synaps paper, 71 x 101 cm

 THE GUN, 2015oil painting and collage on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm

 PIRATE, 2015oil painting and collage on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm

 THE WAR, 2015oil painting and collage on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm

 LILITH, 2015oil painting on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm

 THE GUN, 2015oil painting and collage on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm

 OUROBOROS, 2015oil painting and collage on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm, Private collection, Helsinki

 HUGINN AND MUNINN, 2015oil painting and beeswax on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm, Private collection, Helsinki

 WOMEN SOLDIER, 2015oil painting and collage on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm, Private collection, Helsinki

 THE PUSSY RIOT IN HEAVEN, 2015oil painting, beeswax and collage on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm

 BLOWING, 2015oil painting, beeswax, resine and collage on synaps paper, 72 x 102 cm, Private collection, Helsinki

 MOONLIGHT TALE, 2015oil painting, resine, pigment and beeswax on synaps paper, 102 x 72 cm

 LIGHT, 2015oil painting, resine, collage and beeswax on synaps paper, 102 x 72 cm

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