Artists I like (part 4): Antoine Josse

Je ne joue plus

Being in contact with other artists all around the world through social media I decided to present a few of them. Here is one whose artwork (and its titles!) I particularly admire:

antionejosse

Please introduce yourself:
Antoine Jossé, 39 years old, Normandie (France), making paintings and sculptures.

What is your definition of art?
Art is for me a prolongation of life; artists are the witnesses of their time which they translate through their sensibility and practice.

Why have you become an artist?
I don’t really know; it has very quickly become necessary for me… even vital!!!

Do I produce to leave a trace in the future?
Do I need to be loved through my production?
Am I simply afraid to die?
I don’t have all the answers yet.

Jeux dangereux
Jeux dangereux

What is your favourite artwork of your own and why?
I love the man on the swing (my avatar on myspace): he reunites in himself alone all my preoccupations (solitude, absurdity, nature, meaning of life…) and he marks the first stage of the work you know (and the end of 15 years of detailed plastic research)

 

"Et personne pour me pousser" (Antoine's myspace avatar)

How do you work?
I draw all my ideas in a sketch book; after some weeks I open my book again and chose the projects that still interest me and then go on to production.

Who is your favourite artist?
Alberto Giacometti
William Turner

lesomnabule
„Le somnabule“

What is your favourite material to work with and why?
My favourite material is plaster: it is simple to use and allows me to work on the texture.

"Je ne joue plus"
„Je ne joue plus“

Could you live without making art (and why/why not)?
No, that’s impossible. That is what gives meaning to my life.

Terre brûlée
Terre brûlée

Where can others find you on the web?
I don’t have a personal website but if you search for my name +sculptures or +peinture you will find several pages where my work appears (some of them are even very old!).

All images (c) Antoine Josse
Merci beaucuop pour l’interview, Antoine!!! 🙂

Annette Schwindt

Ich bin entweder selbst schreibend tätig, oder wirke für andere als Kommunikations-Katalysator. Das bedeutet: Ich begleite andere bei ihrem eigenen Projekt und bringe sie durch Beratung und Vernetzung voran. Interesse an einer Zusammenarbeit? Übrigens: Ich verorte mich selbst im autistischen Spektrum, ich (re)agiere also nicht immer so, wie andere es erwarten. ;-) Aber keine Angst: Ich beiße nicht, denn vor allem bin ich eins: Ein Mensch! – Beiträge per Mail abonnieren

3 Kommentare

  1. Giacometti’s influence is strong- but I see that you are taking further into the sense of isolation and melancholy. You work is intense, and I enjoy it’s sense of solitude.

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