Joël Andrianomearisoa

1977 (Antananarivo (Madagascar))
Living in : Paris et Antananarivo
Working in : Paris et Antananarivo
Artist's webSite

Joël Andrianomearisoa is, although born in Madagascar, undoubtedly closer to the artist of Tokyo or New York than to any of his compatriots. Hence the difficulty to define him, so many references that make him are intermingled, contradictory, sometimes. If we look at the evolution of his work, from his first textile works, directly inspired by his stylist period, to the "plane sculptures" that he explores today, we quickly realize that he is not attached to any particular technique and that, like an alchemist in search of the philosopher's stone, he does not hesitate to make use of all the forms that could bring another color to his plastic universe.

Artist's movies

Joël Andrianomearisoa - Les rêves et Les nuits

Meeting and signing on Monday 20 June 2002

"Death is present, not because of a fascination with morbidity, but because it is a real moment of life. I am perhaps a little too Malagasy in this, because I give death a temporality of the order of celebration."
Extract from the interview with Joël Andrianomearisoa and Tom Laurent, published in the latest issue of the magazine Art Absolument



Joël Andrianomearisoa - Breeze of the red sun

"Architect of the distant, the melancholy and the unfinished desire, Joël Andrianomearisoa could not find better figure to drape than the clear laughter of Saint Louis, more beautiful funereal city to stretch of black oriflammes that the thousand six hundred meters of ramparts of Aigues-Mortes, and more disturbing swamps of salt to soak of ashes that the roses Salins of the South." Book publis ...


I have forgotten the night

'I have forgotten the night' is the title of Joel Andrianomearisoa's work, which is presented at the first Madagascar Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Monumental work of black silk paper that accumulates in a series of huge superimposed planes. "I have forgotten the night" is, similarly, the title of the book, which is both the Biennale catalog and the artist's monograph. It encompasses more ...


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