After the studies at INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion) in Brussels, JeanClaude Moschetti worked in the movie industry. However, he never gave up on his interest for photography, and from 1995 he works as an independent press photographer. His photographs are regularly seen in French and international newspapers. JC Moschetti has travelled a lot in Africa and now carry out more personal long term projects like “Magic on earth” about traditional West African secret societies.
More generally the artist question the reality we see, and wish to inspire the doubt in our minds, things are not always what we believe to see.
At the same time JC Moschetti gather an ethnographic material who show the richness expression carried by these societies, but also the richness of the contemporary creation.
Magic on earth, 2008-2014
In West Africa supernatural is part of the daily life, spirits and divinities are never far away. The artist wants to introduce this mystery and immateriality in his photographic compositions. Triptychs and diptychs allow him to deconstruct the space and to built it again in a new way, more poetic and odd. The mask, the character, take place in this space, opening up a crossing way from a world to another one, from spirits world to earth.