Bio

A J S i l i s t r i e

About


I am a French-Guadeloupean visual artist living and working  in London.

My artwork is diverse in subject matter, style and technique. I like to work in series and create cohesive bodies of work. This enables me to explore topics more deeply and from a variety of perspectives.

Some of my visual narratives are undoubtedly influenced by my Afro-Caribbean heritage and historical interest in the Diaspora.  A love for nature, literature and travelling also transpires in my work.

My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience. Each collection becomes  a visual journal, revealing my emotional reactions to life experiences.

   

In 2014, I received an honourable mention at the Monochrome Awards for self-portrait 'Falling with grace’. ‘Fearless’, a portrait from the same collection, was selected as finalist for the May 2014 Shoot The Face Award.

In 2018, monochrome nude photograph 'Sensuelle' received an honourable mention at both the Neutral Density Photography Awards and the Monochrome Awards 2017.

More recently, "Held" and "Beguiled", two portraits of new series called "Emprise", received an honourable mention at the Monochrome Awards 2019.




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"Thank you for allowing us to host such an amazing collection of work" The Living Room, W1


"Your visions are enchantingly graceful, poignant and purposely philosophical. A beautiful endeavour into the meaning of Art" Jan@ Gisella-B


"AJ Silistrie’s photographs are framed with equivocation and an illusory depth...AJ, consistently presents a body of work which exudes an aura of curiosity and provocation." Gus Franklyn-Bute, Editor-in-Chief of ACU|BIEN



"Dr. Lea Haynes interviews London-based artist AJ Silistrie. Read the interview, featuring Silistrie’s thought-provoking images, exclusively for ARC Magazine"

AWARDS


Finalist at

SHOOT THE FACE 2014


Honourable mention at

MONOCHROME AWARDS 2014 and 2017


Honourable mention at

Neutral Density Photography Awards 2017


2 Honourable mentions at


MONOCHROME AWARDS 2019

LATEST NEWS


March 2018  Artbox Project NYC


July 2019 URBAN ART FAIR Brixton, London




All images © 2005-2019 AJ Silistrie