For Invites Nové-Josserand is producing a sculptural installation that will expand out from a series of photographic prints. These images begin as three-dimensional sets, staged within the artist’s studio and the surrounding streets of Streatham, South London. Emphasising floating flat planes of colour and pattern, the images also contain mysterious totem-like objects and hands that seem to point or instruct. The photographs are outputted like posters, and while suggestive of flat screens of digital information remain resolutely handmade in their physical layering.
Using imagery and materials that reference fencing, shutters and boarded up windows Nové-Josserand combines aspects of the ‘rough geometry’ of a city. Her interest is in both the visual rhythms of the urban environment, and the impact of gentrification on a city and its inhabitants. In a process that allows room for improvised solutions, absurdity and humour, Nové-Josserand investigates possible tensions and overlaps between social and aesthetic space, drawing attention to our perception of the objects that surround us on a daily basis, and where and when we look at them.
Flore Nové-Josserand (b.1980, Paris, France)
Recent solo and two person shows include The Scream of the Commode at IMT, London (2013), Warm Breeze Over Rock at The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2013), and Flatfile at Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2012). Group shows include Head To Head, Standpoint, London (2014), RIFF/T, Baltic 39, Newcastle (2014). Upcoming solos shows include Eastside Projects, Birmingham in September 2015.
Nové-Josserand was in residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall in 2012, and in 2013 was a participant in the Zabludowicz Collection Testing Ground: Master Class programme for emerging artists. Recent curatorial projects include DOMUS MMXIV at Milcote House, London (2014) and The WAï, a collaborative research platform bringing together groups of practitioners to engage in collective speculation on current artistic issues.