“Lucid spontaneity and mischievous play in the grounds of a luxurious French hotel brought Jonathan’s latest series L’heure de Tigre into existence.“
Jonathan LLense’s (b. 1984, France) practice stems from an endless fascination with his environment. Having originally pursued graffiti, LLense would snap pictures of his creations but photography soon became the central focus. Imbued with a DIY ethos of playful reclamation, his pictures represent people, objects - both found and constructed - in peculiar juxtapositions and situations. Bodies and trivial materials along with natural or industrial elements become the subject to a game of formal associations. Riffing on mundane urban and rural landscapes, LLense introduces amusing theatricality into everyday life.
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