A short interview with Joël Andrianomearisoa on the occasion of 1:54 New York 2016 – where a solo exhibition of his work was presented by the Madrid-based Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
The title [of the work presented at 1:54 NY 2016] is Antananarivo, my hometown, the ‘Love playfield’ and ‘Dead tree of my new life’. It’s an emotional diary, a day in Antananarivo, without any clichés. It’s more about the emotions that I have, the relationship that I have with the capital of Madagascar. I’m sharing these emotions, from death to life, from happiness to drama, from tears to joy. With all of these elements, you have to feel them first. For me, emotions are the most important thing in art.
– Joël Andrianomearisoa