Jonathan LLense is a french artist and Photographer born in Lille, north of France.
After graduating from l’École Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Valenciennes (FR) in 2010, Jonathan LLense joined l’École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles (FR) where he graduated in 2013.
The process of Jonathan LLense is shaped by daily walks through the city. Guided by a first intuition. He plays with the environment combining already-there elements in order to implement a new and playful perception. LLense indentifies visual systems, default forms, arrangements and DIY, where the power of evocation that they contain is due to the recurrence of compositions and gestures and which he subsequently makes interact with his surroundings. His Pictures are mostly presenting people and objects in odd configurations and situations, staged and constructed in a direct dialogue to his daily experience. Bodies, trivial and scrap, natural or industrial elements, suddenly become the subject of a game of formal associations, semantic shifts, two dimension or three dimensions collages, which are photographed and shown for themselves in the exhibition space. Within these archaic gestures, these vernacular detournements. LLense would like to restore all the theatricality of everyday space altered by its users. By offering a amused look about things around us , about these every life scenes and reveals the potential of pleasurable experimentation they reserve.
Jonathan LLense contributes to Fashion, Photography and Art publications such as Double, M Le Monde, Revue Profane, Regain, Stylist, Ansinth, Latitude Magazine, Das magazin, Les Inrocks, L’équipe. Magazines for which he has notably produced the portraits of Anderson Paak, Pierre Rabhi, Sophie Letourneur, Lujipeka among others… Jonathan has collaborated with pretigious fashion clients such as Maison Hermès , Louis Vuitton , Petar Petrov, Minelli, Maison Rabih Kayrouz.
Jonathan LLense is based in Paris and he is also represented by Gallery Jörg Brockmann in Geneva (Switzerland)
Editions ( Selection) :
– Uncertain Life & Sure Death FP&CF, Monographic Edition, 2021
– L’Heure du Tigre | éditions FP&CF, Monographic Edition, 2016
– El uno sin el otro | Artist book , 2015-2016
– Le Crew Normand- Artist Book, 2013