Joël Andrianomearisoa
Born 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar
Lives and works between Paris, France and Antananarivo, Madagascar
Joël Andrianomearisoa’s work has developed over time through different mediums and materials, from textile and paper to unexpected objects. Fabrics such as silk, cotton yarn, and paper are fundamental to his artistic research. Andrianomearisoa creates geometrical compositions, assigning a physical presence to the materials and strengthening the relationship between matter and form. The artist does not approach his work in a direct way, but places it at the edges of the desires of whoever discovers it.  His work is concerned with formal limits of space, light, colour and their interaction, recalling Josef Albers’ research with strong and historical constructivist implications. In every piece, Andrianomearisoa aims to find various shades of colours as well as various attitudes of them. Each colour and its attitude do not exclude the rest, if every colour can embody a wave of emotions; it also gives the artist freedom to deconstruct the structure of the work.
Joël Andrianomearisoa, Les Herbes Folles du Vieux Logis, 2021, Textile, 130 × 90 cm. Courtesy of Primo Marella Gallery and the artist.

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