b.1958 in Tunis, Tunisia / lives in Tunisia.
Jellel Gasteli’s photographs are influenced by his multicultural background; his Franco-Tunisian cultural affiliation. Best known for “La serie Blanche”, the minimalist large format silver prints are based on the play of light and geometry shadows projected on to traditional whitewashed architecture of Djerba in Tunisia. By reducing the buildings to surfaces, textures and lines, the artist abstracts the landscape by capturing the intense pure spirit of places that he associates with his childhood.
Gasteli graduated in 1985 from the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie in Paris, France.
Gasteli’s limited edition large format prints have been exhibited internationally at prestigious institutions and is part of private and public contemporary art collections, including: Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France / Arab World Institute, Paris, France / Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France / Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, USA / Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany.