Mejri, Thameur
Born 1982 in Tunis, Tunisia
Lives and works in Nabeul, Tunisia
Thameur Mejri's drawings and paintings offer a critical view of modern society and contemporary culture, in particular, of Tunisia. The body is central to Mejri’s practice, serving as a site where the sacred and profane meet and as a means to address topics that may be considered taboo. Dealing with issues of brutality, bigotry and masculinity, the physical body is inscribed with repressive constraints. Mejri’s works question how power and authority incite fear, anger and uncertainty by juxtaposing domestic objects and tools such as television sets, knives and hammers, and loaded instruments such as microphones, cars, guns and tanks. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Sciences and Technology of Arts and continues to exhibit in Tunisia and abroad. Recent exhibitions include Before you split the ground, Jack Bell Gallery, London (2017) and Yesterday is tomorrow’s memory: a group show of work from North Africa, Elmarsa Gallery, Dubai (2016). His works are part of several private and publicn collections including Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah , Dalloul Art Foundation, Lebanon and Sindika Dokolo Collection, Luanda.
Thameur Mejri, Untitled (good god), 2019, Acrylic, charcoal, pencils and pastel on canvas, 200 x 180 cm. Courtesy Gallery 1957