On 9 June, we proudly hosted the official launch of
Jackie Sleper’s new book, Tête Rouge. The
book contains thirty sculptures and
collages by Jackie Sleper.
About Jackie Sleper
Jackie Sleper was born in 1962 in Amsterdam. After studying at the Agricultural and Horticultural School, she attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Utrecht. She made trips to Ireland, Spain, India, China and Mexico. When she was abroad, she exhibited in various countries in Europe. In 2008 and 2009 her work toured various museums in Mexico and India. Her work has exhibited in the Netherlands in Amsterdam (KunstRai), Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Galerie Animaux) and Utrecht (Galerie Quintessens).
When your body is experiencing a certain emotion and there is no escaping it, you start blushing. The latest work by Jackie Sleper (Amsterdam, 1962) evokes this special phenomenon. The Tête Rouge exhibition is all about lust for life and beauty.
Jackie Sleper is a master in (re)discovering beauty. In her series of images of modest size, she shows how people are in an imaginative and often humorous way. Often, they find themselves in uncomfortable situations, but they try to disguise it with all their might. Sleper focuses on the power of man, but also shows powerlessness. In a playful way, she lets the viewer look at themselves and shows how reckless, in love, fearful, vulnerable or downright rotten we can be ("La Femme Pomme"). Then she literally places her figures on a pedestal and places a glass dome over it. By using beautiful materials such as porcelain and red coral, she knows how to seduce constantly.