JENKELL Laurence was born in 1965 in Bourges.
Leaving quickly academicism of his first works, Laurence JENKELL flourish in a more contemporary style with colors and excessive materials. A traditional canvas succeeds Plexiglas, resin and aluminum, contemporary materials, in harmony with the urban environment that inspires his art.
Seduced by the alchemy of sugar and multiple combinations SWEET, both in its form and in its potential for transformation, Laurence JENKELL accept the metamorphosis of the substance, to keep the idea of sugar that melts on the canvas .
His research is part of a variation of designs with bright colors, with delicious textures and sweet fragrances. With a single glance, the viewer feels transported by this very personal work. His senses are awakened, his smell, his taste, his touch and his childhood memories resurface, pulling like a bee to honey.
The work of JENKELL is a crystallization phenomenon in itself, slow ascent to the final stage: the desire embodied in the object. The CANDY involved in both of that subtle moment when the subject turns to pleasure. Gluttony becomes sublimated, or by a cast aluminum sand or by packaging Altuglas which gives its dynamic to the work of JENKELL.
The sublime object by object: new process developed by the artist to magnify the object by a technique of draping and twisting Altuglas in the purest spirit of candy wrappers.
A specialist speech looks like its candy sculpture is a radical move from the semantic content of Pop Art and New Realism. A profane speech talk of an artistic delicacy which delights our senses and raised by its softness allows to magnify all subjects carried by these sweets.
Exhibited worldwide, Laurence Jenkell now based on a more architectural universe. The robot is one of its new themes.
The work of Laurence Jenkell is represented by many galleries and private collections, public and institutional.
His works are in the collections of Francois Pinault, Martin Bouygues, Françoise Bettencourt, foundations (Datris Foundation KNEIP, Chanel, Cristobal Gabarron, etc.) and museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts of Calais, the Miniatures Museum Amsterdam, Copelouzos Family Art Museum in Athens.
In 2011, Laurence Jenkell at the G20 in Cannes, invents a concept of traveling exhibitions of her giant candy colors of flags.
She exhibited 55 sculptures Candy, monumental versions Flags and combining diverse materials and high technology, for five months in Cannes on the Croisette. A guard of honor of his sculptures Candy Flags welcomes the presidents to the G20 summit in Cannes.
In 2012, she exhibited her sculptures at Club France at the Olympic Village at the London Olympics. She exhibited her sculptures giant candy with Gabarron Foundation in Valencia (Spain) and also in the city of Calais and the Museum of Fine Arts of Calais and the Global Art Gallery Artam.
The year 2014 is a program of exhibitions held in China in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang. Candy then his G20 flags are set in the gardens of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku (Azerbaijan). Laurence Jenkell is ambassador for Art and Culture for Azerbaijan and its candy sculptures will be presented in all official visits Azerbaijan abroad and also for the first European Games in Baku in 2015.
EXCEPTIONAL EVENT !!!
SPRING – SUMMER 2013
EXHIBITION OF SWEETS GIANTS OF THE G20 LAURENCE JENKELL ON THE WATERFRONT ARCACHON 17 MAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2013 …Opening with the artist Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Who does not know today’s “Candy” Laurence JENKELL including a monumental copy is still visible on the Place de L’Etoile in Paris and the Hotel CARLTON in Cannes. This artist is developing a new process she called “Wrapping” which aims to magnify the object by a technique of draping and twisting plexiglass in the pure spirit of candy wrappers. Each work is unique.
VIDEO EXPOSURE TO SEE BELOW:
TVBA Arcachon: The “candy” Laurence Jenkell on the Arcachon waterfront
Wrapping Bonbon aluminium polimiroir
Wrapping Bonbon transparent bloc bleu
WRAPPING BONBON IRISE
Wrapping bonbon blanc jeu échec
Wrapping bonbon marbre angel
Wrapping Bonbon Blanc translucide violine
Wrapping Bonbon Hermès
Wrapping Bonbon Gris Glossy
WRAPPING BONBON ROUGE
Wrapping Bonbon bronze poli miroir
Wrapping Bonbon Noir brillant aluminium
Wrapping bonbon “Papillons”
Wrapping bonbon transparent bloc Rouge
Wrapping bonbon peint “HEARTS OF LOVE”
Wrapping bonbon pomme
Wrapping Bonbon Vuitton
Bonbon verre de Murano