Jenny Papalexandris 1

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"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 explores photography as a subjective response to the world of light and shadow. Her photographs are highly expressive and visually commanding. Thematically rich and diverse, her photography is imbued with a strong sense of poetry, symbolism and metaphor.

They are personal records tracing universal themes of loss, identity, the body as metaphor and nature. Her work, at times reveals a brooding, introspective questioning of her subjects to arrive at a sense of mystery and wonder. Her work has a deep respect for the essential rhythms and pulses of the world recreated in her own vision.

The common thread in her diverse body of 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.



and the sky opened up



beyond the quarry

the lost bird_II




carrier pigeon_ (Syria)

leaving I_night

leaving I_day

the letter

leaving III_night

Old man_banksia

windswept_the passage


boab tree_ a sequence in loss

cyan dream_the tree

falling away_passing

falling away_procession

heaven's kitchen_boys meet angel

falling away_the devil

falling away_i am

noir_ I

near the place

portrait_ cow III

super nova_IV

the chair_a sequence in loss IV

the lost bird_ XI

the chair_a sequence in loss VII

once again

occupy LA_ the neeting

messenger_the magpie

moma_ looking out