“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.
In 2016, The New Press published Papalexandris’ photography book, Five Bells_ Being LGBT in Australia, designed and art directed by EWS Design and funded by the Arcus Foundation. The book was a two year project and was launched at Aperture Foundation in New York City.