Jollivierre (Jermaine Ollivierre)
Joined 8 months ago, from United States
I grapple, challenge, defend, dissect, and exploit the misunderstood complexities of identity in my work. The disparity within specific local, urban, rural, and suburban landscapes feed my practice. I use my privileged, and underprivileged situations of my lived experience as the artistic medium, to aid my insatiable appetite for truth. Unfinished in-progress choices in my sculptures mirror the never ending investigation on the self, and serve as a function, tapping into human condition. I intentionally use autobiographical experiences as my source material which expose my internal struggles. This process of peeling away societal influences and norms reveals uncomfortable truths, which continue to further my inquiry into the human psyche. The false, vague, and misleading ideals of liberties, infiltrating my upbringing, grooming me for a problematic journey in life; I have to revisit moments of my childhood to redefine, reshape and rebuild myself.