Artists 13-02-2017

One artist, one studio | Joël Andrianomearisoa

Joël Andrianomearisoa is a travelled artist, one who plays with words and feelings and is capable of switching from superficiality to depth in order both to surprise us and to let us forget ourselves. His poetic, immaterial practice — which eludes any firm classification — engages with all kinds of materials: from paper and photography to text and fabric, all cloaked in black, his signature color.


Born in Madagascar, Andrianomearisoa studied architecture in France. Today, he lives and works between his three studio spaces in Tananarive, Paris and Magnat-l’Etrange (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) — the latter of which allows him to work on the installation of both his individual works and his numerous international exhibitions.

His career is strictly organized and firmly structured: Joël, who is in charge of both the production and the delivery of his works, leaves nothing to chance.  Having shown internationally — from Dakar to New York to Delhi — Joël is a very determined artist, represented by galleries in Paris, Madrid and Milan.

2017 is set to be a very “sentimental” year for this artist. His solo show at Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, which opened last Thursday, features a performance where the artists will sell his repertoire of “sentimental objects”, including love letters scattered around the museum and love messages adornings its walls.


Joël Andrianomearisoa is currently on show at Gallery Primo Marella (Milan) with an exhibition running until March 10. The artist will also show at "Afriques capitales", a group show curated by Simon Njami on the occasion of the festival 100% Afriques at La Villette, Paris  28 march - 21 may 2017.

 

His parisian studio — photo Joël Andrianomearisoa

 

His parisian studio — photo Anne Maniglier

 

His parisian studio — photo Anne Maniglier

 

His studio in Magnat-l’Etrange (Creuse — France) — photo Joël Andrianomearisoa

 

His parisian studio — photo Anne Maniglier

 

His parisian studio — photo Joël Andrianomearisoa

 

His Studio in Tananarive — photo Joël Andrianomearisoa

 

 

This article is part of H A P P E N I N G's series "One Artist | One Studio".

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