Louis Jammes 2015
10th – 28th September 2015
The gallery Duplex100m2 is honoured to present you the exhibition “Angels of Sarajevo” by Louis Jammes.
Between 1993 and 1995 the artist and photographer Louis Jammes captures unknown characters on the streets of Sarajevo during the siege of the Bosnian capital and gives them a face and angel wings. Then he glues these giant angel portraits on the destroyed walls of the besieged city. And suddenly the life seems paradoxically taking its course thanks to their appearance on the city walls. Feeling of peace, nostalgia, beauty.
Louis Jammes began in the early 80’s by photographing famous artists such as Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Combas or Andy Warhol. But the artist also seeks to explore the world. He went to places where reporters and war correspondents go. Whether in Tunisia, Chechnya, at the Berlin Wall (1991), in Chernobyl (1990-1991), Sarajevo (1993), Africa (1996), Gaza (1996-97), Iraq (2004), Egypt (2012-2013), Louis Jammes doesn’t photograph barbarism but the victims, mostly children, alone in a scenery he reworks subsequently in painting. He introduces beauty and immortality where there is suffering and chaos.