The series ‘Complex Horizons of Love’ opens as an infinity of horizons in black and white notebooks, between brightness and density, reaching for the intangible and the impossible.
What is to be loved ? The difficulty to love, to be loved, in a world made strange by lust and dream. Can human beings be truly united or are they universally separated by morphology and opposition?
As an artist, Andrianomearisoa’s insistency on the intimate and fragile is yet the work of a surveyor and ethnographer: Mapping out categories of thought and social reality sculpted into immersive environments that simultaneously flatter and deceive; the materials are raw but infinitely delicate, almost at the point of breaking, in a self-contained chaos ready to overflow an entire universe of experience. This experience however boundless, is not circumscribed by aesthetic purity or formal properties: It is broken piecemeal by the dramas of the political body, public sexuality, the global economy and contemporary alienation. The work attempts to confront us with the emotional abstractness of an uncertain liquid world.
Joël Andrianomearisoa (b. 1977) was born in Madagascar and lives and works between Paris, France and Antananarivo, Madagascar. He earned a degree in architecture from the École Spéciale de Architecture in Paris. He has taken part in a number of major group exhibitions, including. ‘De Profundis’ at Sabrina Amrani gallery in Madrid, ‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists’ at the SCAD Museum Savannah and Smithsonian In Washington DC, Africa Now – Political Patterns’ at the Seoul Museum Seoul.
He has participated in several biennials and festivals like the Dakar Biennale (2016, 2014), Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine in Bamako (2015, 2009), Cairo Biennale (2010); and La Habana Biennale (2006). Joël was part of the seminal show Africa Remix (2004-2007) curated by Simon Njami.