I am a visual artist with background in architecture.
Currently my drawing practice is focusing again on the nature of the self, on the human condition. It is a new body of works called Recovery Drawing, this new phase started in May 2020 after a surgery, Covid times and the confirmation, once again, of life’s uncerntainty.
I haven’t yet upload here that much of these new works, I welcome you to have a look on the process  ︎︎︎ At the studio and on my Instagram account @jeanmairet_a  there is a bit more. For any inquiries or interest feel free to get it touch, I’ll be glad.

Besides this interest in the human condition and life’s philosophies, I am drawn by the visual aspect of the proliferation of living organisms, the way they sprawl in their environment.
My work, drawings & paintings, photo essays and publications are reflections and visual narratives of these concerns.

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BIO
Swiss Peruvian Visual Artist Alejandra Jean-Mairet (*1978) was born and raised in Lima-PE, she currently lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

After completing her studies in architecture (Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima PE, 2000) she began exploring the applied arts and worked as an architect until 2009 year she moved to Switzerland where she graduated from the MA in Fine Arts Program from the Zurich University of the Arts (2014).

During her firsts years in Europe she participated in various multidisciplinary cultural projects in Switzerland, Germany and France. Over the past few years besides her studio practice she dedicates time to guiding and mentoring creative processes and leading workshops of drawing and painting with an experimental approach.

In 2019 she was invited to exhibit her body of work "The Right Hand" at the Helmhaus Zürich (Museum of contemporary art), showing the healing process she went through after her hand surgeries and the role of art during this experience. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at an early age when she was 23 years old.

The work of Alejandra Jean-Mairet features in private collections in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Switzerland, Germany, France, Australia and the US.
contact:
alejandrajeanmairet (at) gmail.com









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