London

Johanna Mirabel
Born 1991 in Colombes, France
Lives and works in Paris, France
Johanna Mirabel is a French artist of Guyanese and Caribbean origin who graduated from the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Through her works of painting and sculpture, she develops a search for representation that oscillates between abstraction, expressionism, and realism. These quiet scenes merge different stories and memories through images that overlap, spaces that interpenetrate, and perspectives that are false. By using lush vegetation and disparate objects, she stags contradictions and juxtapositions that evoke the complexities inherent in life between several cultures. Inspired by the lyrical Creolisation 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, Mirabel invites viewers to inhabit her paintings and explore them mentally as parallel realities.
Johanna Mirabel, Living Room n°18, 2022, Oil on canvas, 230 x 140 cm. Courtesy of Luce Gallery.

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