LES PRÉMICES D’UNE MÉLANCOLIE INFINIE Ⅶ / 2022 / Textile / 260 x 180 cm

  • 2022.07.16 Sat - 2022.08.20 Sat
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STANDING PINE is pleased to present the solo exhibition by Joël Andrianomearisoa entitled “LES PRÉMICES D’UNE MÉLANCOLIE INFINIE” from Saturday 16th July to Saturday 20th August. This exhibition features his new works including big-scale textile works and drawings.

Les Prémices d’une Mélancolie

To speak of melancholy is to speak of duality.

The duality of time.
The duality of emotions.
The duality of desires.
The duality of bodies.
The duality of our lives.

One day alive, one day dead.
One day smile, one day sadness.
One day here, one day in Antananarivo.
One day in, one day out.
A black day, a white day.

It is in the interstice of these dualities that Andrianomearisoa draws the meaning and the ardor of his work. Between the shadow of a black line and the light of white cotton, the work reveals itself. Here for his solo exhibition for the first time in two years in Nagoya, through textiles, he combines black and white but also draws an imprint in oil pastel on paper.

Vertical lines like the double beat rhythms of our heartbeats. Lines drawn sometimes straight sometimes interrupted like tears that flow without ever taking a single trajectory. Tears of joy or sorrow.

In this new proposal Andrianomearisoa transports us to his universe always filled with emotion. This emotion that he does not want abstract but always material like an infinite exercise. The materiality of emotions to be read without particular languages and above all without geography.

Joël Andrianomearisoa was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar in 1977.
He currently lives and works between Antananarivo and Paris.

Andrianomearisoa explores many disciplines, from fashion to design, video to photography, scenography to architecture, installations to visual arts. His works are often made from textiles, paper, sometimes wood, minerals, or from unexpected objects that causes a non-explicit and abstract emotion and stories, which people perceive yet cannot describe in words.

He achieves lots of attention as one of the international contemporary African artists in the global art scene. In 2019, he represented Madagascar to the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia and has participated in different Biennials including Dakar Biennial and 22nd Biennale of Sydney. Throughout his career, his work has been shown at many prestigious international cultural institutions such as the Maxxi in Roma, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Smithsonian in Washington, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Dallas Contemporary in Dallas among many others. In 2016, he received the Arco Madrid Audemars Piguet Prize. His works have been attracting lots of audience and people in the global art world including the huge installation project in the Encounters section of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019 and the special exhibition “Woven” at Frieze London 2019, which was curated by Cosmin Costinas. In recent years, he has collaborated with various companies such as DIOR and MOLESKINE and one of his works was acquired by Yves Saint Laurent Collection as well.

LES PRÉMICES D’UNE MÉLANCOLIE INFINIE / 2022 / pastel on paper / 76 × 56 cm

LES PRÉMICES D’UNE MÉLANCOLIE INFINIE / 2022 / pastel on paper / 76 × 56 cm