Controlled Entropy, Taher Jaoui at 81 Leonard Gallery
One might find Taher Jaoui introverted the moment meeting him. It might be less about an aloof temperament commonly found in an artist than a reserved and prudent character often associated with a science person. The way in which Jaoui’s artworks act out follows a similar interpersonal pattern. Those scratchy mathematics signs and formulas are the most prominent elements of the new series of monochrome paintings featured in Taher’s current solo exhibition Controlled Entropy at 81 Leonard Gallery, co-hosted by Uncommon Beauty Gallery ... See more
THE INTERVIEW. IN|DEEDS: Taher Jaoui
Taher JAOUI´s compositions are built on an intuitive and an unconscious process. He uses different sources of inspiration, spanning from cartoon and graffiti-like drawings to Abstract Expressionism and Primitivism movements. Jaoui’ s work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation. Through a personal language in his compositions, he aims to stimulate the viewer’s feelings and imagination and let him build his own interpretation of the picture... See more
TAHER JAOUI DELVES INTO AFRICA’S ARTISTIC DIASPORA
What does it mean to be an African in the international art world? Taher Jaoui lets the genie out of the bottle in dynamic exhibitions that straddle the cusp of past and future, ancient and modern, abstraction and representation.
The work of Tunisian-born contemporary artist, Taher Jaoui, has been exhibited in fine galleries as far afield as Croatia, Korea, the US, France, Germany and the UAE, most recently landing in Johannesburg, South Africa for his latest exhibition, “Genie in a Bottle”... See more
Summer Exhibition: Taher Jaoui & George Morton-Clark
This summer, Opera Gallery Hong Kong is delighted to present artworks by contemporary artists Taher Jaoui and George Morton-Clark. The two artists take inspiration from street art, Abstract Expressionism, cartoons, and graffiti, all the while using oil paint, spray paint, charcoal, and acrylic to create largescale and bold works.
The artistic practices of Jaoui and Morton-Clark cover a wide range of mediums, including text, film, and music. The mathematical symbols that commonly appear in Jaoui’s work give his intuitive approach a formulaic quality, yet his colourful palette brings a sense of movement to his paintings. One of Jaoui’s favourite artists, Wassily Kandinsky, felt a strong affinity between music and painting... See more
7 Sep — 2 Nov 2019 at the Galerie Kremers in Berlin, German
“It's your own perception". The title invites spectators of Taher Jaoui´s paintings to follow the free play and dance of elementary particles on the canvas, which separate and connect in almost infinitely different formations according to colorful scores. Taher Jaoui’s cosmos is always in motion. (Auto)-poetically, Taher´s elements unite to conglomerates, disconnect in colourful explosions, or form rhythmic series... See more
INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST TAHER JAOUI
His work mixes painting and drawing, abstraction and representation. In terms of texture his work is mixed between combinations of oil, enamel, spray paint and charcoal on canvas. His background is originally scientific but he began his career in art specifically in 2013 as a collage artist working on small paper works format, making collage with vintage photographs. He began painting in 2014 and as an expressionist his aim is to translate his emotion of the moment on the painting surface.
It is all about living the moment and living in the moment. - Taher ... See more