SYMPOSIUMS 2000 Hualien International Stone Sculpture Symposium. Hualien, Taiwan 2017 Chiayi -Taiwan 2013 Tainan Salt Carving Festival - Taiwan 2007 Ubon Rachatani -Thailand 2006 Kauhsiung -Taiwan 2001 Hualien -Taiwan 2000 La Chatre -France 1999 Saint-Jean de Maurienne -France 1998 Guilin China 1998 La Norma -France 1991 Canet en Roussillon -France法 1991 Digne les Bains -France
WORK EXPERIENCE (RESTORATIONS) 1998-2006 Pont Neuf, Paris 1995 Orleans 1990 Louvre 1988 Triumphal Arch 1988 Concorde Square 1985 Palace Bourbon 1983-1985 Louvre 1981-1982 Castle of Versailles
BIOGRAPH 2005-now Staying in Hualien of Taiwan 1982-1983 Studied in Paris began the independent career 1981 Settled in France 1974-1981 Sculptor at a workshop in Budapest 1951 Born in Budapest
PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS 2017 Exposition of the Hualien Stone Sculpture Association “Metal & Stone” 2017 Chuan Liu Art Museum -Taipei 2016 Hualien Stone Sculpture Association -Exposition in Taitong 2015 Expositions in Taipei 2013 National Exhibition in Taichung 2013 Gallery Chuan in Taichung 2013 Moons Art Gallery in Hsinchu 2012 Hualien Culture Center -Taiwan 2010 Gallery Chuan in Taipei -Taiwan 2008 Gallery Chuan in Taipei -Taiwan 2007 Fondation Laborcz -Budapest -Hungary 2006 Hualien Culture Center -Taiwan 2005 Pine Garden in Hualien -Taiwan 2005 Institute of Hungary in Paris -France 2005 Chateau Chanorier in Croissy -France 2001 Leichlingen -Germany 2001 Gallery in Marly le Roi -Parir 1999 Institute of France in Budapest -Hungary 1996 Oscar Wilde House in Dublin -Ireland 1996 Institute of Hungary in Warsowi -Poland 1994 Gallery of Palace - Hungary 1994 Royal Palace in Budapest -Hungary 1992 Sligo Art Gallery -Ireland 1991 Institute of Hungary in Paris -France
Joseph Visy was born in Budapest and settled in Paris in 1981. He took part in the restoration of Versailles, the Bourbon Palace, the Louvre, and the Triumphal Arch in Paris. He thus had a solid basis for industrial art, making him able to create works with sensibility out of sense and to work as an independent artist.
Visy is good at using stones. Through cutting, embedding, assembling and carving, he turns stones with different features skillfully into a sculpture in harmony. He uses this to express his praise to the earth and concern to lives. “I never knew minerals could be so interesting and have warmth!” is often the feedback from viewers seeing such a unique mixture of stones for the first time and immediately attracted to it.
In Visy’s hands, every stone becomes a living organic creature with plasticity. He often applies the repetitive and gradient patterns onto stones and transforms them into or models them after other textures, veins and colors. For example, petrified wood was turned into natural wavy brown hair, and cool jade a green hoop skirt with lace. He adds up different stone materials like playing a Lego game. It could be a regulated form of beauty, but it could also be a naughty, fun look with humorous themes. He lets the minerals tell their own stories.