Thameur Mejri (Bilingual edition)


A painter of ideas

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2022.

ISBN: 9782370741837 Category:



Born in 1982 in Tunis, Thameur Mejri graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis. In his initial abstract paintings, Thameur Mejri inserts figurative elements. The human figure finds a predominant place by its recurrence. As a standing figure or reduced into a simple skull or other bones, it is revealed by the application of fine lines made in charcoal or pastel emerging delicately from the large flat areas of colour. Colours collide into one another as if to better exacerbate the vicissitudes endured by the body. These violent oppositions of colours also testify to the speed of execution of the artist, made possible using acrylic paint. By establishing an atmosphere of confrontation, the artist manages within a single work to transcribe the impetuosity of his gesture while creating a suspended chaos where the complexities of human existence appear to everyone. This book is the artist’s first monograph and provides a better understanding of the discovery of these particularly immersive large formats.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 19 x 25.5 cm
Publisher name Editions Skira Paris
Publication date 14 September 2022
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Deena Weinstein, Lina Lazaar, Matthieu Lelièvre, Olfa Youssef, and Olivier Rachet
Dimensions 19 x 25.5 cm
Weight 300 g


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Deena Weinstein is a professor of sociology at DePaul University whose research focuses on popular culture.

Lina Lazaar is a Tunisian art critic, art curator, and Sotheby's international contemporary art specialist.

Matthieu Lelièvre is an art historian and independent curator for contemporary art, curatorial advisor at Contemporary Art Museum in Lyon.

Olfa Youssef is a Tunisian university professor and a writer specializing in Arabic linguistics, psychoanalysis and Applied Islamic Studies.

Olivier Rachet is a professor of modern literature and audiovisual cinema.