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