BENJAMIN JEAN JEAN
Benjamin Jeanjean spent a month living and diving into the life stories of Ali, Firas and other war refugees coming from Middle-East to capture and witness their true stories…
With his signature drawings and illustrations, Jeanjean committed to bringing to life those words and moments as told by those who have gone through such unforgettable life-changing experiences.
– "The essence of my art didn’t change though. I want people to look closer. This is when their imagination kicks in and the unconscious takes over. Skulls, for example, are only skulls at first glance. But in fact, they represent any human: blacks, whites, Syrians, Austrians, Americans, good people, bad people, workers, doctors, politicians, you, me. We all have a skull, we all are human beings. There is a story behind each human, and each story is worth being told." -- Benjamin JeanJean.
Benjamin’s work is steeped in symbology and poetry, so it feels personal and universal at the same time. A perfect vehicle for complex storytelling, his style is highly figurative, full of mystical references and expressive details. You get drawn in by his skill, which never fails to impress, and you keep looking to explore the details, like elements of a puzzle.