Joel Eschbach Portfolio

Joel Eschbach Portfolio

Text / Tosca Waeber
Images / Joel Eschbach

 His work appears to be a dialogue about values. Joel’s analogue photos, his attitude, his carefully chosen words all give you a glimpse into a vision of the world in which the influence of art – in many forms – is projected onto everyday, true-to-the-heart, life.
Inspiration for this young Basel artist is fueled by visual influences and sensory experiences that we encounter every day. Solidarity, reflection, development of personality, criticism and compassion represent just a few of both the basic and emotional values we can find within his art. You gain access to the artist’s universe through the power of your own imagination.
Everyone can be taken in by his reverie and fantasy. His photographic work serves as an intermediary between the observer and the creator.
Allowing other perspectives and accepting criticism from others are important for Joel. It’s that alone which enables him to develop his personality. His photos provide large scope for interpretation and the observer often doesn’t know what the photographer means to express. It’s a game, an encounter followed by discoveries that beg questions. But this game takes place in a different universe, the fantastical universe and it takes great self-discipline to internalise the perspectives and opinions and use them in your everyday life.
Lifestyles, points of view and core values vary according to the person concerned. Human beings need to have a better perception of their being and essence, be more aware of that which they use to nourish the soul. Joel places this theme at the forefront of his art and incites us to question our own outlook on life.

Joel’s friend and favourite artist, Roland Wagner adds something about the theme of values : “This revolution has really happened : Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. In my opinion, the final value is the hardest to apply. No one knows what it means anymore.”

In order of apparition
1. The Sound Body VIII
2. Synnecrosis (Sculpture)
3. Reign: regained (Epilogue)
4. Breaking Infinity
5. The Sound Body IX
6. Portrait de Joel

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