Artist Josué Z. Rauscher lives in Marseilles and Avignon.
After directing an artist-run space and working in different fields, he turned to sculpture in 2009. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts of Lyon in 2011. Since then, his work has notably been exhibited at Swg3 Gallery in Glasgow, Stroom Den Haag, Reed Gallery in Cincinnati, Casa Encendida in Madrid to name a few.
The best way to describe Josué’s work is to talk bout his relationship to objects. For instance, Day of the Lord (2013) and The Pilgrimage to Emmaus (2014) are two significant works that reflect his amused questioning the functionality of objects.
His work is constructed to be both empirical and contemplative, like during the early days of the art. On pre-industrial or pre-cultural appearance, his objects have a sovereign character, inscrutable and silent. Astray from their original function, they migrate to an "order of nature".
References to the site and the intermingling to the workspace are important for Josué's expositions and strongly characterize his universe. By releasing his artworks free from any clearly identifiable purpose, Josué Z. Rauscher shows the the reality in its economic, moral and emotional state. In 2014, he was awarded the jury special mention prize of the YIA Art Fair in Paris. He’s represented by Marine Veilleux Gallery in Paris and is a lecturer at the High School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence.