Anatomical Studies of Happiness, a series of unique sculptures from 2014, has been part of Kossi Aguessy’s focus along the year as an exploration of what “happiness” may reflect for everyone. The very concept of Happiness is of course diverse and fluctuant, and cannot be wholly depicted. Yet, when it comes to picture the diversity of its meanings through artworks, the simpler, the better. Kossi Aguessy, using abstract shapes and dense materials, portrayed three different moments of it. Anatomy Of a Smile, the first sculpture of the Anatomic Studies, was a sparkling gesture of wide smiles and laughters instants. While Anatomicis 2, the second opus, was mirroring the serene and balanced equilibrium of peace.
Joyride, the third and last work completing the suite of three, depicts the rolling and flowing wave of energy which enthusiasm, joy or belief carry. Although entirely casted in hard materials as Steel or Aluminium, Joyride crystallizes the flawless balance between excitement and movement, and as its two prequels, defines gravity to express enlightening thorough bold and warm metallic colours.
Beyond its undeniable aesthetical attraction, Joyride is also highly special by its very timing. Last piece of 2014 by the artist, it is also the first one of 2015. Starting a new year by ending the cycle of the Anatomical Studies of Happiness, Joyride holds, in times where darkness may seem overwhelming, high hopes in the incontestable power of generation within credential.