Antoine Josse’s paintings are known for their atmosphere, evocative colour and tumultuous skies. His artwork expresses an irrepressible desire for lightness, escapism and the ability to dream the impossible. The presence of human beings immersed in these dream-like landscapes convey a unique charm to the artist’s work. Josse balances humour and threat in this desolate and dangerous world where fragile beings thrive in precarious positions. An overcast Normandy sky hangs above these scenes, leaving the viewer unsure if the clouds are looming or receding, oppressive or forgiving.
“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