Janus is an artistic duo that reunites since end of 2019, a sculptor-drawer and a sculptress, both old students of the artist Philippe Seené.
They propose a four hands work that presents, in a figurative and symbolic approach, the bodies, sensitive and sensual, heavy of suffering too. Through the clay work or the drawing, they want to sketch the human in his existential dimension. They proceed by touches, preferring the interrogation that the non-finito offers to the explicitation of a smoothed rendering. Through the uneven line or modeling, they search to provoque in the spectator a vibrating effect susceptible of digging-out timeless anxieties.
In 2020 the duo has participated in the first exhibition by Monteoliveto Gallery and curated by MG Paris dedicated to Witches, entitled Sorcièr.e.s at the Yellow Cube Gallery in Paris. Daughters or sons of the devil, heretics, evil spirits, some examples of the names we have been able to give to Witches and Wizards throughout history but who were these almost mythical characters really? They have been symbols of Evil, of sin, of danger, but they are also associated with communion with Nature, with healing, with Anti-conformism and more recently with Feminism. These figures were therefore naturally an important source of inspiration for Art and they still are today.
Janus was part of this exhibition presenting the work of contemporary artists who focus on all aspects, descriptions, reappropriations of this “bewitched” world to give us their vision, also registering a first sale.