Josua’s sculptures are the link between a simple life in nature and the complex existence that characterises society today. His sculptures attest to the strength of the elements responsible for growth and decay. The germination, growth and blossoming phenomena are all hopeful forces that inspire him. Josua’s sculptures are created as part of a natural growth process too: in an often predefined system, the sculptures continue to develop until they find their final form. Certain elements feature in all his sculptures: works that consist of a bone structure or network of sorts. As if they have been outside for several months already, their ‘skin’ has disappeared and their ‘skeleton’ is all that remains.
Josua Wechsler, born in 1986, St. Gallen, Switzerland, currently works and lives in Ospel (NL). Josua obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at St. Joost School of Art & Design in 2012. He has been exhibiting since 2012. Institutions that have exhibited his work include Skulpturenpark Ennetbürgen (CH), Stedelijk Museum Breda (NL), Hof ter Saksen (BE), Jan van Hoof galerie (NL). Josua has also created permanent artworks: Roots for Skulpturenpark Schönthal, Langenbruck, Cloud for Skulpturenpark Ennetbuergen and Korstmos for Skulpturenweg Golfpark Oberkirch all located in Switserland.
kM magazine 2020 Interview by Florence Husen.