Myriam MECHITA


French artist Myriam Mechita usually considers herself a sculptor, although she also works with painting, drawing and embroidery. Humans and animals populate the world she unveils ; and it is a world where love and death, cruelty and desire, rapture and monstrosity intertwine producing an endless flow of visceral images and forms. Animals have no ears, eyes or mouth; humans beings, mainly female, are often decapitated, bleeding, or blind. Next to the use of traditional materials, Mechita works with sequins and fragments of mirror and aluminum. Her models derive from ancient and modern art history as well as fashion photography, or people she meets in the street. Mechita defines her work as ‘polyphonic’. Her images numb the viewer to the point of becoming quite fugacious.