Comics is the first personal comic edition of Jessy Razafimandimby. This publication is delivered as a component of the BAD HOUSE festival with the desire to share early portraits and reflections on the execution of his performances or his displays. A portion of the drawings are from his graduation year, 2018, while others were made explicitly for this publication.
The album can be ordered via this form from 12.4. onwards. The payment link will be emailed in a few days and the album arrives as soon as the mail offices are able to deliver it :)
Jessy Razafimandimby is a Swiss and Malagasy (MDG) artist living and working in Geneva (CH). Formally, his work takes references from a bygone world, including interior design, architecture, jazz music, and French cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. His drawings and paintings convey baroque imagery traversed by organic forms in which chimeric figures appear. Recently, Razafimandimby became interested in the history of fashion and music, while exploring the possibilities of the concept of staging. Mostly active as a painter and performer, Razafimandimby works at the intersection of the two mediums, whereby his body enacts movements based on his visual and formal work, while his drawings, paintings seem to trap and fix motions on paper and fabrics.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: Observer of the Techniques, Wallriss, Fri- bourg (2019); On the Temporary Balcony Behind The Dirty Windows, 1.1, Basel. Curated by Deborah Joyce Holman (2019); Droit de Visite de Digestion, Arsenic Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne. Curated by Elise Lammer (2019); Lemaniana, Contemporary Art Center, Geneva (2021). In 2020 and 2021 Razafimandimby is shortlisted for the Kiefer Hablitzel Göhner Art Prize.