Laurence Jenkell lives and works in Vallauris, in the Alpes-maritimes. Self-taught, she started to create on her own in the middle of the 90s. After multiple attempts, she successfully mastered and dominated Plexiglas. She obtained the “wrapping” technique, which will allow her to produce the Candy sculpture. This shape has obsessed her for many years now.
That candy allowed her to exorcise devils of her childhood. It also made her question herself about her own heredity. The artist is going to transform it and work it in various more and more imaginative and dreamlike searches. She shapes it, plays around its structure and its twisting to arrive quite naturally at the spiral of the DNA double helix. Through this new creative orientation, the artist transmits us a little of her own DNA.
Laurence Jenkell ’s work stems both from an intellectual and a cultural process. Her pieces are present in more than 25 countries, and many galleries represent her works that are included in major private, public and institutional collections. This work is available in Galerie Mickaël Marciano.