Portrait de Johanna Mirabel

Johanna Mirabel

Johanna Mirabel is a young painter and sculptor. She was selected for the 2022 edition of the Reiffers Art Initiatives mentorship program. Her artistic practice develops a search for representation that oscillates between abstraction, expressionism, and realism.

Living Room n°7

Johanna Mirabel, 2021

Cascade

Johanna Mirabel, 2019

Untitled

Johanna Mirabel, 2018

Living Room n°16

Johanna Mirabel, 2021

Living Room n°14

Johanna Mirabel, 2021

Living Room

Johanna Mirabel, 2019

Sleeping Room n°4

Johanna Mirabel, 2022

Living Room n°13

Johanna Mirabel, 2021

Biography

Through her works of painting and sculpture, the artist develops a search for representation that oscillates between abstraction,
expressionism and realism. These quiet scenes merge different stories and memories by composing images where spaces interpenetrate, perspectives are false and overlap. By using lush vegetation, partially present and disparate objects, she stages contradictions and juxtapositions that evoke the complexity inherent in life between several cultures.Inspired by the lyrical Creolization of Édouard Glissant, her work develops pictorial forms
which always seem to be in motion and in which the characters - the artist or those close to her - find themselves, for their part, embedded, nested or ready to merge in their changing environment. Navigating between painting and sculpture, Johanna Mirabel invites us to inhabit her paintings, to explore them mentally as parallel realities. A world that is neither so close to reality, nor so far away.

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"AKAA and Manifesta present in Lyon the exhibition 'Imaginaires Emancipés'" by Laurent Filippi
- FranceInfo

"Johanna Mirabel of Guyanese and West Indian origin was born in 1991. "Through her works of painting and sculpture, the artist develops a research of the representation which oscillates between abstraction, expressionism and realism. Using lush vegetation, partially present and disparate objects, she stages contradictions and juxtapositions that evoke the complexity inherent in living among several cultures. Inspired by Edouard Glissant's lyrical Creolisation, her work develops pictorial forms that seem to be always in motion and in which the characters - the artist or her loved ones - find themselves embedded, nested or ready to merge in their moving environment", explains the Véronique Rieffel Gallery which represents her."