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The Eloquence of a Distinctive Talent

Contemporary Realism


If contemporary creativity benefits from extensive archives campi­ling centuries ofwidely diverse artistic proposals, it also inherits the challenge of reinventing déjà vu. The bar is raised even higher by the multiplied avenues of artworks dissemination. How to express himself differently, in a way that has never been done before, has been joe Marshal Foster’s motivation from the outset. Without ever negating the past, his approach consists in absorbing parts of the culture that shapes a person’s way of life while striving to find unexplored avenues that correlate his profoundly personal vision of the world. In his opinion, an artist’s work will stand out only if he adopts a pictoriallanguage that reveals his uniqueness and authen­ticity.

“Art has existed for such a long time, it is the cultures revol­ ving around it that change. Since everything has already been done, an artist must find a way to express what’s already known with surprising originality.” To honour his grandfather, an exceptional man in his eyes from whom he draws his middle name, he chooses Marshal as his signature.

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Text by Lisanne Le Tellier

Marshal is represented by galerie Le Balcon d’art in Saint-Lambert. His works are present in numerous local and international corporate collections.

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