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.
I explore through my drawing practice. I am interested in the process, in the transformation and the stories generated along with it. My work is a manifestation of emotions within these narratives, using color and the haptic experience as a means to express.
I also keep on photographing and writing about the every-day-life, an on-going project since 2014. Finding beauty and poetry in the mundane, the simple yet most meaningful things; a sort of personal documentation or journal.
To be continued, to be transformed...