Laurence Jenkell

France 1965

Sculpture, Pop Art, Painting

Laurence Jenkell
Laurence Jenkell
February 6, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Laurence Jenkell is a French contemporary artist born in the city of Bourges in 1965. Self-taught, she started to create on her own in the middle of the 90s. Her artistic research led her to experiment with various techniques such as inclusion, dripping, firing, casting, etc.

After multiple attempts, she successfully mastered and dominated Plexiglas, obtaining the “wrapping” technique, which will allow her to produce the Candy sculpture that has obsessed her for many years now.  The idea of “wrapping” is to magnify an object by a technique of draping and twisting Lucite, perfectly capturing the shiny, transparent and rainbow-coloured wrappings used by candy manufacturers. Each piece is unique. That candy allowed her to exorcise devils of her childhood and made her question herself about her own heredity. The artist is going to transform it and work it in various more and more imaginative and dreamlike searches. She shapes it, plays around its structure and its twisting to arrive quite naturally at the spiral of the DNA double helix. Through this new creative orientation, the artist transmits us a little of her own DNA.

Exposed all over the world, Laurence Jenkell began travelling a lot. She got seized by the surrounding architecture sometimes connected to a heart-rending current events and decided to let herself being inspired and open to a more architectural universe. This new work of perfect constructions consists of buildings that nevertheless the human being was not able to refrain from destroying. By building these works, she penetrated into the complex universe of the Man in front of the evolution of environment and his dependence to the machine. A new inspiration was revealed to her: the Robot, the interpreter of this complexity and very powerful theme of her latest serie. Laurence Jenkell’s work stems both from an intellectual and a cultural process. Her pieces are present in more than 25 countries, and many galleries represent her works that are included in major private, public and institutional collections.

Laurence Jenkell lives and works in Vallauris, in the Alpes-maritimes.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014Laurence Jenkell Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijansolo
2014Ron Agam & Laurence JenkelOpera Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Konggroup
2013Jenkell Exhibition 100th Anniversary Carlton Inter Continental, Cannes, Francesolo
2013Laurence JenkellIndia Art Fair, Daniel Besseiche Gallery, New Delhi, Indiasolo
2013Sweet Art Mensing Gallery, Hamburg et Hamm-Rhynern, Germanysolo
2013Laurence Jenkell France Art Contemporain Foundation, Breux-Jouy, Francesolo
2013Sculptrices Villa Datris Foundation, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Francesolo
2013Art by Jenkell Maruani Gallery, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium solo
2013Candies by Jenkell Saint Martin Gallery, Arcachon, France solo
2013Parcours sculptures Jenkell Front de mer, Arcachon, France solo
2013Barbie Loves JenkellGrand Palais, Paris, Francesolo
2013Jenkell Exhibition, Principality of Monaco, Hermitage Hotel, 150th Anniversary SBM at Sporting'sMonaco, Monte-Carlosolo
2013VinexpoExhibition Center, Bordeaux, France solo
2013FIA, Feria Iberoamericana de ArteFreites Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela group
2013Biennale Pietra Santa, Italia vs FranciaPietrasanta, Italygroup
2013Art SouthhamptonContemporary & Art Modern Art Fair, Freites Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela group
2013Laurence Jenkell Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordaniasolo
2013KIAFDaniel Besseiche Gallery, Séoul, Koreagroup
2013Jenkell CandiesArtwalk Gallery, Oslo, Norwaysolo
2013Barbie Loves JenkellBarbie Factory, Paris Francesolo
2013Laurence Jenkell for Barbie Selfridges , LondonGreat Britainsolo
2013St'Art 2013Saltiel Gallery, Strasbourg Francegroup
2013Sweets by JenkellOpera Gallery, Dubaï U.A.E.solo
2012Laurence Jenkell for ArtMensing Gallery, Hamburg et Berlin Germanysolo
2012Laurence Jenkell, Parcours de sculpturesFine Arts Museum, Calais and City of Calais Francesolo
2012Coca Cola DNAOlympic Games London 2012, Club France, Londres United Kingdom solo
2012Sweet Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón y Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia and Murcia, Spainsolo
2012Sweet Flying Candies Nice Côte d’Azur Airports, Nice, Francesolo
2012Monumental Sculptures Artam Antik Gallery, Istanbul, Turkeysolo
2012Contemporary IstanbulArtam Antik Gallery, Istanbul, Turkeysolo
2012France Art Contemporain Foundation Breux-Jouy, France

2012Tender2Knokke-le-Zoute Belgium, 
Radeski Gallery, Liège, Belgiumsolo
2012XXL, Les Bordelaises Bordeaux, Francesolo
2012St'Art 2012Saltiel Gallery, Strasbourg, Francesolo
2011Art Palm BeachOpera Gallery, New-York, U.S.A.solo
2011AIFAF Palm Beach 2011Boulakia Gallery, Paris, Francesolo
2011Parcours Jenkell, sculptures au coeur de Paris8th district and City Hall, Paris, France solo
2011Parcours Jenkell, sculptures in the heart of CannesCannes, France solo
2011Flag Sculptures - G20Cannes, France solo
2011Laurence JenkellMaruani-Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke-le-Zoute, Bruges Belgiumsolo
2011Laurence JenkellMensing Gallery, Hamburg et Berlin Germanysolo
2010Laurence JenkellPortakal Gallery Art & Culture, Istanbul Turkeysolo
2010Sculptures JenkellPlaza Athénée Hotel, Cour Jardin, Paris Francesolo
2010Crazy ColorsOpera Gallery, Paris Francesolo
2010In the mood for artOpera Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kongsolo
2010Colors of MonacoFine Arts Avenue, Monaco, Monte-Carlosolo
2010Marrakech Art FairMatisse Gallery, Marrakech, Maroccogroup
2010Red Dot Art FairOpera Gallery, New-York, Miami,
2010Laurence JenkellOpera Gallery, London, United Kingdom - Seoul South Coreasolo
2009Bonbons JenkellGalerie Happy Art Gallery, Cannes, France solo
2009Laurence JenkellFreites Gallery, Caracas, Venezuelasolo
2009Abu Dhabi Art FairSculptures Monumentales Jenkell, Abu Dhabi, UAEgroup
2009Sculptures Monumentales JenkellAbu Dhabi Art Fair, UAEgroup
20093ème Rencontre Artistique Monaco-JaponAuditorium Rainier III, Monte Carlo, Monacogroup
2008Salon Art ElyséesGalerie Menouar, Champs Elysées, Paris, Francegroup
2008First edition of the International Art Show in Cannes at the Carlton HotelCarlton Hotel, Cannes, Francegroup
2008Laurence JenkellGalerie Menouar, Paris, Francesolo
2008Affordable Art FairGalerie Menouar, Paris, Francegroup
2008Les Bonbons JenkellCarlton Hotel, Cannes, Francesolo
2008Rêve de sucreGalerie Menouar, Paris, France solo
2008Les Bonbons de JenkellHôtel Carlton, Cannes, France solo
2008New Pop ArtistesGalerie Luc Pieters, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgiumgroup
2008Se remet-on jamais de l’enfanceEspace Dialogos, Cachan, Francegroup
2007Les wrappings de JenkellMusée de Mougins, Mougins, France solo
2007Exposition Collection Privée Caisse EpargneCaisse d'Epargne, Nice, Francegroup
2007China International Gallery Exposition, CIGE 2007 Galerie Menoaur, Paris, Francegroup
2007French Full Moon Expositionunshine Museum, Beijing, Chinagroup
2007L'ART EMMÊLÉL’hôtel de Crillon à Paris, Francegroup
2007Salon Art ElyséesGalerie Menouar, Champs Elysées, Paris, Francegroup
2006Melting ColorGallery Creek, Beijing, Chinagroup
2006Los Angeles FashionGalleries Lafayette, Paris, Francegroup
2006Laurence jenkellGalerie Espace 7 Parnassiens, Paris, France solo
2005Laurence JenkellGalerie Ferrero, Nice, France solo
2005Rêves de sucreGalerie Serge Panijel, Paris, France solo
2005UnknownGalerie Ferrero, Nice, Francegroup
2005UnknownGalerie Serge Paniejl, Paris, Francegroup
2005Noir et BlancTourism Embassy, Saint Tropez, Francegroup
2004Exposition CollectiveGalerie Ebene Original, Cannes, Francegroup
2004Le Festival by JenkellHôtel Carlton, Cannes, France solo
2003Le Grand Café des Arts Place Yves KleinNice, France solo
2003Happening FestivalHôtel Sofitel, Cannes, France solo