Katerina Jebb

Katerina Jebb is a British artist and photographer, whose works have been shown in and are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum in New York, the Hayward Gallery in London, the Museum of Decorative Arts of the Louvre, and the Musée Bourdeille in Paris.

Balthus' Tablier

Jebb focuses on Balthus's tablier, or painting smock, through a unique scanning technique. This remarkable work garment was worn by the artist every day throughout a 60 year period and has never been washed. Scanned in high definition fragments of 30 by 40 cm, the parts are then reassembled to form two pieces – the front and the back of the tablier. The artist gives new life to the object through a searchingly objective process, endowing it with a symbolic and timeless power, as she meticulously captures bursts of lost colour within decades of accumulated paint – a beacon of permanence amidst the passing of time.