JOHANNE 8

Johanne 8 - portrait atelier artiste © Marciano Contemporary

Johanne 8 is a French visual artist, born in Lyon in 1974. As an artist with multiple skills, she explores the universe of sculpture as well as painting. Played by the tender memories of her childhood, Johanne 8 pays tribute through her art to the most striking symbols of popular culture of that time. Toys, animated characters or even commercial products emblematic of the 1980s and 1990s, thus inspire the themes of her creations. Funny and colorful her subjects celebrate the happy memories of her young years. Attached to her artist name, the number 8 evokes an affectionate reference to the day of his son’s birth. This act resonates like a temporal hyphen, thus linking his past to his future. Johanne thus invites her viewer to the heart of the conviviality of a universe which although intimate, addresses universal, pop and colorful references.

For her latest pictorial achievements, the artist has mischievously decided to play with contrasts. Johanne 8 indeed opposes the comic universe of characters from the iconography of the 1950s, to the soft and poetic nature of cherry blossoms. This phenomenon is accentuated by the dualism of the effects of matter. The smooth appearance of the figures contrasts with the relief of the flowers. His fascination with Lichtenstein, Errò or even Julio Le Parc shines through in his creations and mixes talentedly with his personal touch.
The Qee bear sculpture series is distinguished by its Street and Pop style. The teddy bear, like a nod to the child’s world, is adorned with cultural references. Worlds of fashion, music and even art adorn these endearing characters.

Her creations have been observed and chosen by big names in fashion such as Paul&Joe, Karl Lagerfeld and Olivier Rousteing. As an international artist, Johanne 8 exhibits all over the world. Discover her latest creations in our galleries Marciano Contemporary. 

PEINTURES

Johanne 8 - Sakura 2021, Acrylique sur toile 100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 inch Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Chanel Gabrielle (Snow White)

2024, Acrilic on canvas
100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in
Unique

Johanne 8 - Sakura 2021, Acrylique sur toile 100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 inch Unique © Marciano Contemporary

With love from Paris

2024, Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in
Unique

Johanne 8 - Sakura 2021, Acrylique sur toile 100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 inch Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Lion

2024, Acrilic on canvas
100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in
Unique

Johanne 8 - Sakura 2021, Acrylique sur toile 100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 inch Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Marseille

2024, Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in
Unique

Johanne 8 - Sakura 2021, Acrylique sur toile 100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 inch Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Twix

2024, Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in
Unique

Johanne 8 artiste Sakura © Marciano Contemporary

Sakura

2021, Acrilic on canvas
100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in
Unique

Johanne 8 artiste La fille sous le cerisier © Marciano Contemporary

La fille sous le cerisier

2021, Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm | 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in
Unique

SCULPTURES

Johanne 8 - Qee Bear Karl/Marylin 2021, Acrylique sur sculpture en résine vinyle 48 x 33 x 22 cm | 18 9/10 × 13 × 8 7/10 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Qee Bear Karl/Marylin

2021, Acrylic on vinyl resin sculpture
48 x 33 x 22 cm | 18 9/10 × 13 × 8 7/10 in
Unique

Johanne 8 - Qee Bear Coco/Camélia 2021, Acrylique sur sculpture en résine vinyle 48 x 33 x 22 cm | 18 9/10 × 13 × 8 7/10 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Qee Bear Coco/Camélia

2021, Acrylic on vinyl resin sculpture
48 x 33 x 22 cm | 18 9/10 × 13 × 8 7/10 in
Unique

Johanne 8 - Qee Bear Teddy/Murakami 2021, Acrylique sur sculpture en résine vinyle 48 x 33 x 22 cm | 18 9/10 × 13 × 8 7/10 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary

Qee Bear Teddy/Murakami

2021, Acrylic on vinyl resin sculpture
48 x 33 x 22 cm | 18 9/10 × 13 × 8 7/10 in
Unique