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Love is a Big Expense

Size/160 x 200 cm

Skulls VII

Size/160 x 120 cm

Skulls VI

Size/160 x 120 cm

It’s Not a Joke

Size/110 x 155 cm

Two Birds Staring at Me

Size/80 x 100 cm

The Butterfly is a Mute

Size/80 x 100 cm

What You See is What You Might Not Get

Size/80 x 100 cm

Nich mehr und noch nicht (Not anymore and not yet)

Size/80 x 100 cm

I Know Where You Slept Last Night

Size/110 x 155 cm

Taher Jaoui

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Artist’s Story

Taher Jaoui's compositions are built on an intuitive and an unconscious process / He uses different sources of inspiration, spanning from cartoon and graffiti-like drawings to Abstract Expressionism and Primitivism movements / Jaoui’s work join together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation / Through a personal language in his compositions, he aims to stimulate the viewer’s feelings and imagination and let him build his own interpretation of the picture / He often uses semi-figurative elements, such as heads, legs, eyes or hands in his compositions / He combines an aggressive use of colour and texture with various combinations of oil, enamel, spray paint and charcoal on canvas / Taher Jaoui was born in Tunis, Tunisia and currently lives and works between Paris and Berlin/

Full CV

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Ghaya Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
2017 Galerie la Rotonde Stalingrad, Paris, France
2016 ‘Masques Simulacres’, Musk & Amber Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
2015 ‘Métamorphoses’ Collage Solo Show, Gallerie les Insolites, Tangier, Morocco
2015 ‘Simulacrum Collage Solo Collages’, Atelier Milana Smokvine, Rijeka, Croatia
2014 ‘Cause & Effect’, BetaHaus, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibition

2018 Opera Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2018 Psychedelic Robot, Bivins Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
2018 Oliver Cole Gallery, Miami, USA
2018 AAF art fair, Azart Gallery, New York, USA
2018 CONTEXT Miami art Fair, USA
2018 The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2017 EMERGEAST Auction IV, Dubai, UAE
2017 Bardo, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017 ’50 Contemporary Artists’, Enter Art Foundation, Berlin, Germany
2017 ‘Marveloues’, Sebatopol Center of Arts, California, USA
2016 Ludwig Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 ‘Dada 100 years after’, Agora Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 Affordable Art Fair Milan, Gaudi Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2016 ‘Let me be your Hero’, Ghaya Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
2015 ‘GlueHeads #3’, Hochparterre Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 ‘Minimal Collagen’, Alternativ Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 ’30 Days around the World’, Ballery Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 48 Stunden Neukoelln, Studio 74, Berlin, Germany
2015 ‘Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover’, Maison de l’image, Tunis, Tunisia
2015 ‘Artists from Berlin’, Chef d’oeuvre, Tokyo, Japan
2015 ‘Black and White’, Ethnik Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 ‘GlueHeads #2’, Argh Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 ‘Finders Keepers’, Art Share, LA, USA
2015 ‘GlueHeads #1’, Alternativ Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014- 2015 ‘Mini-prints’, Heiki Arndt DK Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014 ‘Colagistas Festival’, Alternativ Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014 ‘Duality’, Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2014 ‘Mixed Medias’, Pop-up Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany


2014 Collaboration with Arthouse perfumery, Folies à plusieurs, Berlin, Germany

Career Highlights

  • 2018 Mika Gallery, group show, Bivins Gallery, New York / Texas, USA
  • 2018 Solo show, Ghaya Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2018 Group show, Opera Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 2017 '50 Contemporary Artists', Group exhibition, Enter Art Foundation, Berlin, Germany

Artist Statement

I translate impulses of the moment in an action with material. I work on establishing a subconscious dialogue between the composition and my feeling of the present moment. I add elements (colours, shapes or piece of paper) on the support only when I feel emotionally connected in the moment.