One day as we were leaving the Louvre on Rue de Rivoli we came across the Artclub Gallery with these sexy and yet kind of cute painted polyester manikins created by an artist called Josepha. I looked her up when we got home and thought I would share the pictures.
“Josepha was born in the South West of France in 1950 to a French Mother and an Italian Father. She began her career as a clothes designer, fashioning leather and fur for fifteen years. The originality of her collections earned her international fame, but this was not enough to quench her thirst for creation: “I also wanted to tackle other materials”, she explains.
In 1993, she chose to dedicate herself to sculpture. the man with whom she shared her life, also a sculptor and professor of plastic art, guided her first steps. After dressing women, she was now undressing them! By bringing her fashion background to her sculpture, she adds fascinating, scantily clad yet elegant attire to her already beautiful feminine faces and forms.
She first worked on clay, stone and bronze, seeking a style that was precise and living, realistic and poetical.
Polyester and paint later allowed her to give free rein to her colorist “whims”. Anyway, I think she is an interesting and fun artist.