Joël Andrianomearisoa, 'Cupidon Istanbul', 2013, Mixed media, 8 pieces, 70 x 2 cm each, Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery
Joël Andrianomearisoa, 'Cupidon Istanbul', 2013, Mixed media, 8 pieces, 70 x 2 cm each, Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery 

Joël Andrianomearisoa’s multifarious works transgress the boundaries of video, fashion, design, sculpture, photography, performance, and installation. His works on paper and textile are perhaps the most indicative of his larger interests, the latter imbued with an atmosphere that hovers enticingly between the ephemeral and the permanent. Often combining sculptural elements and materials exposed to particular situations and environments, shades of black dominate Andrianomearisoa’s work. In his words: ‘Working with shades of black offers infinite possibilities. It is not only a colour, but also an attitude… it aims toward the universal.’

Andrianomearisoa has participated in exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, USA; Hayward Gallery in London, UK; Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan; the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in New York, USA; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Israel; and Maison Revue Noire in Paris, France. More recently, he was selected to participate in the 12th edition of Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain in Senegal in 2016.