Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to announce the collaboration with Mimosa Echard.

 

 

Mimosa Echard’s practice is inspired by the creation of hybrid eco-systems where the living and the non-living, the human and the non-human coexist. Her works explore areas of contact and contamination between the organic objects and consumer items — elements that can be perceived as ambivalent or even contradictory through our cultural conventions.

At the core of the artist's compositions and installations, medicinal plants collected in her garden or from the inhabitants of her native village create a symbiosis with the cosmetic products or electronic components; copper foils and metal chains bind to cherry pits, lichen and snail shells.

 

Mimosa Echard, 2020, Paris. Photo crédit: Jonathan Martin

Born in 1986, Mimosa Echard graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris in 2010.

She has exhibited her work in various internationally renowned institutions such as:

Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2019); Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (2019); Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul (2018); Palais de Tokyo,
Paris (2019, 2017); Cell Project Space Gallery, London (2017).

 

 

Her next solo exhibitions will take place at ACCA Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (December 2020) and at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (Fall 2021).

Her works are among others in the collections of CNAP Centre national des arts plastiques, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Sadami Art Foundation, Ettore Fico Foundation, IAC Villeurbanne, FRAC Corse, and FRAC Ile-de-France.

 

 

Detail, Mimosa Echard, Chakra crachat (1), 2019.

Mimosa Echard, Chakra crachat (1), 2019

Mimosa Echard
Chakra crachat (1)
2019
Print, fabric, digital print on fabric, acrylic glue, pearl, false nails, pills, snail shell, Mimosa flower, necklace, stickers, stone egg, cherry pit, pendant, Clitoria flower, wire
200 x 339 cm | 78 6/8 x 133 1/2 inches

Price: 23,000 EUR excl. VAT

Towards this work by Mimosa Echard, the gaze is first surprised by the heterogeneous objects, before being seized by a secret relationship between forms and materials. Gradually, the community of forms, materials and objects emancipates from the artist’s hand, becomes fluid and autonomous.

“The work of Mimosa consists of waging that [...] this pathic zone is simultaneously one of friendship, desire, pleasure and plasticity: an interstitial zone where forms are affected, affects are informed, and where material works to become the world.”

— Romain Noël

In Chakra crachat series the artist uses collages of photographs printed on paper and on fabric. These static images are covered with a thin layer of epidermis of irregular shape. This surface is in fact a network of folds formed by the application of an acrylic glue used to plaster lengths of silky and transparent fabrics, in which small objects and organic materials are sometimes confined.

Mimosa Echard, Chakra crachat (3), 2019

Mimosa Echard
Chakra crachat (3)
2019
Print, fabric, digital print on fabric, acrylic glue, pearl, false nails, pills, snail shell, Mimosa flower, necklace, stickers, stone egg, cherry pit, pendant, Clitoria flower, wire
170 x 113 cm | 66 7/8 x 44 1/2 inches

Price: 11,000 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard

Mimosa Echard
Sisters
2020
Kitchen trolley aluminium glass, Calendula, skin capsule, Lotus seeds, Clitoria flowers, fern, Ginseng, Gardenia, glitter, synthetic foam, condom packaging, textile printing, fabric, vinyl glue.
82 x 120 x 100 cm | 32 2/8 x 47 2/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Price: 9,000 EUR excl. VAT

Exhibition view, The Dialectic of the Stars: Extinction Dancefloor, Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul, 2018. Photo credits: Jinho Kim

The shapes and textures that emerge from these assemblages appear to be the membranes, which capture within them a cycle of transformations specific to the materials. Mindful of the life of things, Mimosa Echard wonders about the movements of elements and objects still intangible in our minds.

Mimosa Echard, LUCA Robe, 2019

Mimosa Echard
LUCA Robe
2019
Synthetic fabric, acrylic glue, latex, print silk, oil painting, hangers, pigment, ink
Variable dimensions

Price: 10,000 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard, Le camping, le sol dur, la nausée tous les matins, les règles, 2020

Mimosa Echard
Le camping, le sol dur, la nausée tous les matins, les règles
2020
Cherry pit, dried leaves, print on fabric, latex, acrylic glue
300 x 370 cm | 118 1/8 x 145 5/8 inches

Price: 20,000 EUR excl. VAT

The film The People (2016) by Mimosa Echard could mirror the very matrix of her practice. In this video, the artist overlays sequences filmed during six years in her childhood village in the Cévennes, France. The two hours long film reminds us of a wandering mingled by encounters, smiles, bountiful nature and hallucinatory glimmer.

Mimosa Echard, The People, 2016

Mimosa Echard
The People
2016
HD video
2h00min
Edition 3/6 + 2 AP
Price: 9,000 EUR excl. VAT

“It also comes from the childhood, when I watched MTV and was living in a very wild environment, there was something quirky and almost violent in this encounter between the TV culture and the nature. All these things and images have always fascinated me: the make-up boxes with the spider nests inside, the nature melting into our everyday life objects, the domestic interior and the outside wilderness which overlapped and consumed each other a bit. The encounter of culture and psychedelic aesthetic with a very formal and industrial world of my adolescence always runs through my work.”

— Mimosa Echard

For Mimosa Echard, her studio is a place where her relationship to the materials imbued with one another fully exists. This job of fusing and interpenetrating — the artist gently assigns it to the components themselves, solidified inside the Plexiglas boxes like in the A/B series, which seem to be destined to a mysterious existence, operated by a slow process similar to the decoction.

“Mimosa Echard’s work gives access to a world where everything interpenetrates and transforms, an orgiastic world where desire shows its fangs and pleasures compose a revolted alphabet in an obscure voice.”

— Romain Noël

Mimosa Echard

Mimosa Echard
Salomon LAMOUR
2020
Fern, Calendula, Tears of Job, glitter, Clitoria flowers, Gardenia, Ginkgo egg, Yarrow, glass beads, bell, skin beauty capsule, Trinordiol pill package, lichen, kapok, fabric, pantyhose, synthetic foam, beeswax, depilatory wax, epoxy resin
30.5 x 20.5 x 3.5 cm | 12 x 8 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches

Price: 3,500 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard

Mimosa Echard
A, B, Lacrifluid
2020
Algae, Yarrow, foundation, glass beads, cherry pits, Pregnancy Support packaging, Elf ear prosthesis, lichen, Gardenia, skin beauty capsule, Lacrifluid, cicada molt, bee, peach pits, fern, green mould, beeswax, depilatory wax, epoxy resin
30.5 x 20.5 x 3.5 cm | 12 x 8 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches

Price: 3,500 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard

Mimosa Echard
A, B, Eye
2020
Algae, glass beads, plastic beads, Lichen, Ginkgo egg, cherry pits, Yarrow, Lily, Tansy, shell, Tears of Job, butterfly, Pregnancy Support package, skin beauty capsule, Millepertvis, peach pits, beeswax, depilatory wax, epoxy resin
30.5 x 20.5 x 3.5 cm | 12 x 8 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches

Price: 3,500 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard

Mimosa Echard
Salomon, Ao
2020
Fern, lichen, snail shell, glass beads, lichen, river pearl, Clitoria flowers, Calendula condom, Tears of Job, necklace, elf ear prosthesis, cories, cherry pits, Yarrow, Gingko egg, Lacrifluid, Trinordiol pill package, Gardenia, skin beauty capsule, pantyhose, kapok, synthetic foam, epoxy resin fabric
41 x 20.5 x 3.5 cm | 16 1/8 x 8 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches

Price: 3,500 EUR excl. VAT

Exhibition view, Pulsion Potion, Cell Project Space, London, 2017.

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