“What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things… it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface” Constantin Brancusi, Sculptor.
Jenny Papalexandris is a Visual Artist based in Australia. She holds a Master of Art (1997) and a Bachelor of Education (Art) 1987 from the University of NSW in Sydney. She works across three main disciplines; Photography, Sculpture and Painting. She has established a visual language that allows her to extend her ideas across all three mediums.
The photography of Jenny Papalexandris explores a subjective response to the world of light and shadow. The photographs are highly expressive and visually commanding. Thematically rich and diverse, her photography is imbued with a strong sense of poetry, symbolism and metaphor.
Her work as a Sculptor investigates her immediate natural environment. The sculptures are part of an ongoing investigation which explore organic growth and the structure of form. Her intention is to create work which speaks about the air, the salt, the clouds, the sea, the leaves and the earth. She aims to transcend physical resemblances and truly abstract felt experience to create essential forms.
Painting further consolidates and refines the scope and ideas within the work. Her paintings can be deeply saturated with colour and luminosity. In them one traces the lyrical outlines and moods of a landscape. The common thread in her work is the impulse to ‘sense’ rather than ‘see.’ Her work reveals a singular vision explored with rigour and sensitivity, both visually and conceptually.
Jenny Papalexandris continues to exhibit both nationally and internationally. She has been the recipient of numerous Art Awards. Her work has been included in various publications and media.