From June 18th until July 31th 2017 at the Espace Apollonia – 23 Rue Boecklin – Strasbourg
Opening on June 17th a 6:30PM, in the framework of Papiers en Fête
Free and open to the public.
In the work of Mireya Samper, who was born in Iceland, the delicacy of the shapes harmonously matches the lightness of the materials, which translates her particular fascination for nature and water. Mireya Samper seems to be pursuing an ambitious project : to carve this fluid element into solid and raw materials.
The artist uses different bases and technics : she paints on washi paper, she sculpts in metal or carves in rocks… Thus, Mireya multiplies the means to carve in eternity this ephemeral shape that she particularly loves : the water drop.
Her creations resonate with the place she designed them for, such as an oxymoronic infinite sign made of paper and installed in a Lithuanian forest, or sculptures made of bamboo and hemp leafs painted in Abiko, Japan. She has designed many installations all around the world, from Japan to France, including India, Lithuania or Greece.
Mireya’s work is a true call to introspection and to connect with the natural world, and has no equal when it comes to play with the light. It evokes a deep love for nature, as well as a blind faith in the idea that aesthetic is a precious ally for the peace of the soul.