Art, in its broad sense, is a form of communication.
It means whatever the artist intends it to mean, and this meaning is shaped by its materials, techniques and forms it makes use of, as well as the idea and feeling it creates in its viewers. Art is an ACT of expressing feelings, thoughts and observations, and to tell stories…
What makes good Art?
The emotionalism theory places emphasis on the expressive qualities of an artwork. The communication between artwork and viewers is crucial. If the Art is able to elicit a feeling from the audience, then the artist has created an excellent piece.
I like those two definitions of Art because not only do they feature in the dictionary, but because I think of them as quite accurate.
Whoever leads a gallery’s selection is not as important as the selection she decides to present.
As long as the selection allows the audience to have a good visual moment and forget all about the outside world the challenge is won.
Joséphine was lucky to be introduced to other cultures as a child and well prepared to become a citizen of the world and be interested in people’s personalities as opposed to identities.
She was born in France, but was raised in Asia. She learnt to listen to people from different backgrounds who had various and mixed beliefs and traditions. She doesn’t have prejudices and she learnt that it is better to listen and learn from others rather than judge what people do and how they act.
She has managed to focus on things she likes, that attract her visually and emotionally and has developed a taste for everything that moves her (2D, 3D, installations..) and has accumulated visual references whether they are American, Asian or European.
The Gallery's Selection
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST artists are probably the ones that truly started integrating the notion of FREEDOM in their work to a large extend, and so this a movement which is often represented in her gallery’s selection.
But she also wants to educate and show works from other horizons such as Outsider Art / Brutal Art, because it is a spontaneous and free Art that has not been put forward enough in popular and worldwide museums and deserves to be more spoken of.
There have also been exhibitions by artists inspired by the post war École de Nice, which was such a precursor in terms of shapes and colours and identity, and hence was the source of inspiration to a lot of today‘s emerging artists who have tried to twist it and transform it and make it grow and who are still without doubts inspired by it, because of its richness and innovative techniques.
That is a movement which is borderline between design and pictural Art and hence is daring and adventurous.