31 Project, Paris

Hélène Jayet, Georgina Maxim, Charlotte Yonga

31 PROJECT proposes a selection of works by Georgina Maxim, Hélène Jayet, and Charlotte Yonga, three women artists whose lines, sewn thread, and photographic gestures are used as new forms of writing, to tell collective stories mingled with personal memories.

 

Hélène Jayet and Charlotte Yonga are both photographers and have developed in parallel a drawing practice. They consider it as a transposition of the mechanical gesture to that of the hand, thus offering a new vision of the world that surrounds them.

 

Hélène Jayet, a militant photographer, questions the ” production of the image ” and uses the pixel as the primary and repetitive motif of her drawing. Using this language, she fragments images and recomposes them pixel by pixel, manually, thus extending the process of creation and revelation.

 

Charlotte Yonga, a photographer of intimacy, has developed a significant body of work in drawing, which is still very rarely exhibited. A series of colorful notebook sketches, like intimate testimonies that she sees as a personal journal.

 

Georgina Maxim’s textile works fit into this thread of intimacy and emotion with her textile compositions, described by herself as mental geographies. Using the techniques of embroidery, sewing, and weaving, Georgina Maxim creates singular works. The second-hand women’s clothing that makes up her work is torn into hundreds of strips, then reassembled and sewn by hand, creating textile pieces whose reliefs tell of the absence of bodies and the stories held within each garment.

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Georgina Maxim

Mbuya wa Ravhuu (my grand fathers love) (2020)
Textile and mixed media, 120 x 115 cm

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Georgina Maxim

Ane mweya wemadzinza (She has a family curse) (2020)
Textile and mixed technique, 195 x 150 cm

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Charlotte Yonga

Anais dans le champ en jachère, Saint-Félix-Lauragais (2021)
Pigment print on Canson® Infinity Platinum Fibre Rag paper, 80 x 65 cm

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Charlotte Yonga

Charles dans la chambre d’ami, Abbaye de St Liguaire, Niort (2021)
Pigment print on Canson® Infinity Platinum Fibre Rag paper, 80 x 65 cm

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Helene Jayet

Cereus giganteus also known as Carnegia gigantea - Sonoran Desert - Cereus - Tucson Mountains - Arizona - USA (2019)
Black and grey acrylic ink, 75 x 120 cm

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