Josepha Blanchet | Les lacs sont les reflets de nos reves
Timișoara – Bld. Mihai Viteazu nr. 1
19 may - 01 jul 2022
Josépha Blanchet, Cosmin Haiaș, Mălina Ionescu, Andreea Medar, Silvia Moldovan
𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑢𝑔𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑒𝑥ℎ𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝐸𝑇𝐴 𝑆𝑝𝑎𝑡̦𝑖𝑢 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑔𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑦 “𝐿𝑒𝑠 𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑡 𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑡𝑠 𝑑𝑒 𝑛𝑜𝑠 𝑟𝑒̂𝑣𝑒𝑠” (𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑠) 𝑏𝑦 𝐹𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝐽𝑜𝑠𝑒́𝑝ℎ𝑎 𝐵𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑡.
The exhibition, composed of a series of photographic images and videos, probe themes of immanent transformations and inversions of structures and surfaces. The notable inversion is, of course, the female figure not as a fetishized sexual object, but as a conflicted subject, floating and agonizing in a non-gravitational space. By blending numerous perspectives and spatial grounds into one, the artist depicts the female body caught in numerous parallel realities, from pastoral landscapes to empty environments.
The photographic surface is, in fact, a deep pictorial image, constructed in intense layers that give the image three dimensionality and a profound perspective. Josepha presents these self-consciously juxtapositions by using digital layers the same way she does in painting, exploring and blurring the fragile lines that separates painting from photography and video. Each spectrally figurative scene appears rich in both affective information and structural approach, yet lingers wistfully in aesthetic ambiguity and ambivalence.
𝐉𝐨𝐬𝐞́𝐩𝐡𝐚 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐭 (1985, France), graduated Beaux Arts in 2010, with a painting degree. Her art practice is focused on video and photography, but her pictorial technique is still marking her oeuvre. Exploring the world around, in relation to her own inner world in an introspective and autoreferential way, she connects motifs of the real and oniric, of the actual and the imaginary in the narrative scenes, leaving enough space to observers for their individual interpretation.
𝐌𝐄𝐓𝐀 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐭̦𝐢𝐮 (active since 2016) develops contemporary art projects supporting and showcasing the work of some Romanian and international artist, with the aim of offering an insightful perspective on the Central European art scene. Until 2022, when it moved into its own space, META Spațiu operated as an ethereal art space, “parasitizing” other spaces such as museums, galleries, public locations, with the aim of developing strong collaborations to other art entities and actively contributing to promoting contemporary art and artists in various contexts.
𝐌𝐕 𝐬𝐜𝐢-𝐚𝐫𝐭 is a contemporary art and science center founded by Politehnica University of Timișoara and META Spațiu, which aims to generate cross-disciplinary discovery, dialogue, and collaboration.
This event is included in the White Night of the Galleries Timișoara programme.
Organizatori: META Spatiu & MV sci-art
Partener strategic: Universitatea Politehnică din Timișoara
Artwork: detaliu de Josepha Blanchet