Born in Ivory Coast in 1994, Josue Comoe, who came to France when he was 7, lives and works in the Paris metropolitan area. At the age of 16, he started to model for luxury brands such as Chanel. He subsequently trained in photogrpahy at the prestifious Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs (National School of Decorative Arts) in Paris. However, it was through painting and drawing, then practiced as an autodidact, that he decided to express himself.
Reaching for transcendence, Josue portrays the souls and the complexity of our beings with his own codes. Josue Comoe makes up his own pieces as pictures, impressive portraits, up front paintings built from this dark light from where emerges shapes. Combining economy of means and refinement, he is willing to show faces with powerful graphic, where the black ink of the ballpoint pen creates an abyssal depth in the surface drawn, simultaneously of a rythm and a vibration.
He said: "I want, to create pieces which call for transcendence, pieces that yearn for the better, something good and great. There really is an important part of spirituallity in my pieces."
It is in this mystical dimension that Josue's art is expressed. It is appropriate to observe it as a mirror involving an infinite quest for self and for the other.
His first exhibition, in April 2018, was a great success. Since then,...
Galerie Number 8
Galerie Number8 is a young contemporary art gallery representing a globally diverse roster of emerging artists in photography and mixed media.
The brainchild of founder and chief curator Marie Gomis-Trezise, Galerie Number 8 presents work that looks to broadencommon perceptions of identity, representation and the human condition.