Antoine Josse’s paintings are alluring for their atmosphere, evocative colours and tumultuous skies. His paintings and sculptures express an irrepressible desire for lightness, escapism and to be able to dream the impossible. The use of captivating and revealing motifs, along with the presence of human beings immersed in a dream-like landscape, convey a unique charm to his work. The minuscule beings are settled in a desolated and dangerous world where the vegetation rapidly spreads, bringing to life dramatic reds, blues and greens, creating spectacular yet enigmatic feelings.
‘I imagine my paintings and sculptures as the moments of a story and it’s up to you to create the whole story. There are several different scenarios, and that’s what I appreciate: the diversity of your looks. You are an actor of this exhibition: Look! Imagine! Speak! Exchange your opinions! A work exists only by the spectator’s gaze, my paintings exist only thanks to your imagination.’ Antoine Josse