Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Maimouna Guerresi

Sep 24, 2017 - Juan Stockenstroom

A common pattern that attracts me to certain images is the sculptural use of materials to enhance or exaggerated form, coupled with simple compositions that forces me to look twice and then really stare and study.  Maimouna Guerresi is one of my favourite artists.  The use of flowing material on almost bodiless figures which appear to levitate at times evokes a feeling of mysticism.  She describes her work as her moods being expressed as faces, colour and emotions, where the body is no longer a soul, but rather like a temple to house the augment of the Divine.