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Josse Bailly
Bluebell and Moss

Opening: Friday 14th June, 17 - 21h
Exhibition: 15. June - 13. July
Summer Party: Saturday 13th July, 5pm - 10pm, Paella, Drinks, & Music by Kapelle Clairmont

Josse Baillys Malereien und Zeichnungen füllen den Projektraum in einer Explosion von Formen, Farben und Materialien. Der Raum wird zum Grenzgebiet zwischen dem Animalischen und dem Urbanen, der Strasse und dem Atelier, dem Naiven und dem Ironischen, dem Beiläufigen und dem Bedeutungsvollen, dem Sanften und dem Abstossenden. Es geht um Hüllen und wie sie animiert werden, um Augen und Haut, um das Experimentieren mit einer kontrastreichen Vielfalt der Formen und Referenzen.

Josse Bailly’s paintings and drawings fill the project space with an explosion of shapes, colours and materials, turning it into a space at the margins between the urban and the animalistic, the naïve and the ironic, the street and the studio, the casual and the meaningful, the seductive and the repellent. The show explores fragments of bodies and their covers – clothes, fur, skin, eyes, teeth; the wrappings of culture and nature with which the artist experiments in a multiplicity of references and contrasts. 

Josse Bailly, *1977, completed his MA degree in Fine Art at the Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD) Geneva in 2012. From 2016 – 2019 he was awarded a studio of the City of Geneva (FMAC), and the Berlin residency of the City of Geneva in 2016. He won a Swiss Art Award in 2013, the 2012 Prix New Heads BNP Paribas and the Helvetia Art Proze in 2011, including a solo show at Liste Art Fair. Other solo exhibitions include Palais de l’Athénée Geneva (2015), Sonnenstube Lugano (2015), SIC! Lucerne (2014), Swiss Institute Rome (2010). He has participated in group shows in a variety of renowned institutions including Haus für Kunst Altdort (2017), Musée Rath Geneva (2016), Swiss Institute New York (2016), Mamco Geneva (2015), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2011). His work is represented in several prestigous collections including the Moma Library, Museum of Contemporary Art Geneva, Helvetia Collection Basel, Musée Jenisch Vevey, Fondation BNP Paribas Genève, Crédit Suisse Genève, Fond municipal d’art contemporain Genève, and the Swiss National Library Collection of Prints and Drawings.