Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of Malagasy-French artist Joël Andrianomearisoa in France, Belgium, UK, Shanghai and New York. The gallery will feature his work in Art Brussels 2023 and in a solo exhibition at Almine Rech Paris in 2024.
Joël Andrianomearisoa's work fits into the gallery's program in an original way in relation to other artists already represented, particularly those using textiles and weaving, all while enriching a chapter of the contemporary art landscape that our program seeks to address.
These creative materials were used, although not very much, at the beginning of the 20th century, only to be abandoned for some time. Today they are once again growing in prominence due to a desire on the part of artists to intervene manually with materials linked to the richness of craftsmanship. It represents the desire and sensual pleasure attached to a renewal in continuity of the history of civilizations, as well as a protective reaction to technology and the virtual.
Joël Andrianomearisoa trained as an architect at the École Spéciale d'Architecture; he also sculpts, paints and draws abstract landscapes of wild grasses and reeds, themes that are aligned to his work with these natural elements.
– Almine Rech
Yes I am hungry for time, at times fragile or melancholic, a kiss or a caress,
in color or at night, sometimes flowers, sometimes steel, sometimes cloth, sometimes paper...
but above all, I am eager for a world in all its forms with all its possible forms.
A world poem to materialize every emotion.
An exercise through time, our time, our space, and the multiple geographies of our hearts and the land.
Starting with two vital concepts, that of matter and desire ... to infinity.
– Joël Andrianomearisoa