Taher Jaoui

Taher Jaoui was born in Tunis, Tunisia and currently lives and works between Paris and Berlin. His work has already been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions across Europe, Africa and the USA.

Taher JAOUI´s compositions are built on an intuitive and an unconscious process. He uses different sources of inspiration, spanning from cartoon and graffiti-like drawings to Abstract Expressionism and Primitivism movements.  Jaoui’ s work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation. Through a personal language in his compositions, he aims to stimulate the viewer’s feelings and imagination and let him build his own interpretation of the picture. He often composes with semi-figurative elements, such as heads, legs, eyes or hands.  He combines an aggressive use of color and texture with various combinations of oil, enamel, spray paint and charcoal on canvas. 

“I translate my impulse of the moment into an action with a material. I work on establishing a subconscious dialogue between the composition and my present feeling of the moment. I add elements (colors, shapes or pieces of paper) to the support only when I feel emotionally connected in the moment.”


> Galerie Kremers, Berlin, September 2019

> Graham Modern and Contemporary Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2019

> Jinsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea, January 2019

> Ghaya Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2018

> Untitled I at Galerie la Rotonde – Galerie la Rotonde, April 2017, Paris, France


> Art MArket Budapest, Galerie Kremers, Berlin, Germany, October 2019

> Busan Art Fair, Uncommon Beauty Gallery, New York, USA, June 2019

> Fresh Paint Art Fair, Mika Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2019

> An Atlantic Bridge BERLIN – USA, Galerie Kremers, Berlin, Germany, May 2019

> Impossible Until it is Done, Opera Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2019

> Architectural Digest Show, Uncommon Beauty Gallery, New York, USA, March 2019

> Dystopia, Banzy Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon, February 2019

> Aqua art Fair, Uncommon Beauty Gallery, Miami, USA, December 2018

> Scope art Fair, Azart Gallery, Miami, USA, December 2018

> Psychedelic Robot, Bivins Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA, December 2018

> CONTEXT Miami art Fair, USA, December 2018

> Works on paper III, Galerie Kremers, Berlin, Germany, May 2019

> Oliver Cole Gallery, Miami, USA, September 2018

> AAF art fair, Azart Gallery, New York, USA, September 2018

> Opera Gallery, Dubai, UAE, March 2018

> EMERGEAST Auction IV, Dubai, UAE, November 2017

> Bardo Exhibition. Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, Germany. April 2017                                               >Cutting Edge, CoGalleries, Berlin, Germany. February 2017