Known for using her artwork for social good — from her public artwork in post-Katrina New Orleans to her Konbit Shelter housing project in Haiti — Swoon recently opened her solo show, “Motherlands,” at Galerie LJ in Paris. The mural-scale, 2D works in the show straddle the boundaries between drawing, installation and street art, eschewing the traditional gallery format. Swoon’s work is primarily portraiture-based, blending the faces of people from a great variety of backgrounds and uniting them with abstract forms and stylized compositions. “Motherlands,” as a result, is a reflection of Swoon’s utopian vision. The title of the show, it is important to note, denotes a plurality of perspectives gathered from Swoon’s world travels. “Motherlands” is on view through January 11. Take a look at some photos from the show below.
Photos courtesy of Galerie LJ.