Joachim Biehler - profile, contemporary art

Joachim Biehler

France 1981

Installation, Sculpture, Performance Art, Photography

Joachim Biehler
Joachim Biehler
July 17, 2015

Joachim Biehler was born in 1981 in Strasbourg. He received the National Superior Diploma of Expression of Plastic Arts (DNSEP) of the Superior School of Art of Perpignan.

Familiar with the contemporary art milieu, he knows any of its subtleties or references, and enjoys twisting them with humor. Most of his works play an attraction-repulsion game. In the “like project”, one of his first series, Joachim substituted his face from contemporary art icons’ ones, such as ORLAN or Jeff Koons. The photomontage, a bit disturbing, makes us smile and wonder about the young generation’s place in this well-organized star-system.

“Big sugar vanity” is also based on an ambivalent process: candies appeal and disgust us at the same time, placing us in direct confrontation with the vanity symbol. As a consequence, we connect sugar with our annihilating, blinded, consuming, warrior society. This work rests on a system of paradoxes. Through candies, Joachim captures a part of our senses: sight, sense of smell, taste. Our emotions are torn by the artist’s use of a material which deeply reminds us of childhood and feelings of immediate affection. Vanity reveals itself as a metaphor of today’s society, where the human being, often unconscious, sinks into warrior madness. With humor, poesy and irony, Joachim Biehler calls for a return to feelings.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Mini MaxiGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2015To be VenusGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2014The New FactoriesGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceDuo
2014Butterfly EffectGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Lost worldsGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Rose me TenderGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2012Oh mummy, We walk on itGalerie Toutouchic, MetzSolo
2012Group ShowSalon de Montrouge, 57 eme editionGroup
2012Principe d'incertitudeCouvent des Minimes, Perpignan, FranceGroup
2012Indoor, Outdoor, PeopleGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Ones from The HeartCouvent des Minimes, Perpignan, FranceGroup
2010Bulle, atelier jeunes publicsCentre Pompidou MetzGroup
2009Garden PartyH.E.Art, Perpignan - Pont d'envestitGroup
2009Mon coach personnel be an object gayH.E.Art, Perpignan - Pont d'envestitGroup
2008The wonderful life of my gays goldfishesH.E.Art, Perpignan - La vitrineSolo
2007Blanche Neige versus Blanche NeigeESAP, PerpignanGroup
2007Oxymore n.1ESAP, PerpignanGroup
2006Fancy CandyESAP, PerpignanGroup
20051866 - ... ?Galerie La chapelle, PerpignanGroup