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.