Johanna Mirabel is a French artist of Guyanese and Caribbean origin who graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Through her paintings, she develops a search for representation that oscillates between abstraction, expressionism, and realism. These quiet scenes merge different stories and memories where spaces interpenetrate; perspectives are false and overlap. By using lush vegetation and disparate objects, Mirabel 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 seem to be in motion and in which the characters find themselves embedded, nested, or ready to merge in their changing environment. Nominated twice for the Prix Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris for youthful contemporary creation and having already joined major collections in Europe and Africa, Mirabel has started a promising career.