Mimosa Echard
Numbs
March 5 — April 10, 2021


Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to host Mimosa Echard’s first solo exhibition in which will be presented a selection of her new works.

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. Mindful of the life of things, Mimosa Echard wonders about the movements of elements and objects still imperceptible. Her intellectual and plastic path goes through a sensual relationship to the materials that inhabit her studio and which she infuses with one another.

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Numbs (Panda)
2021
Aluminium frame, analog photographic print, crystals, silver bracelet, metal ring, ceramic, synthetic rope, glass beads, plastic beads, synthetic hair, necklaces, synthetic foam, fake flower pistils, mirrors, capsules, plastic flowers, Clitoria ternatea flowers, organza, acrylic medium, acrylic lacquer, gloss.
267 x 194.5 x 7 cm | 105 1/8 x 76 5/8 x 2 6/8 inches

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Numbs (Egg)
2021
Aluminium frame, analog photographic print, glass beads, plastic beads, mirrors, elastics, shells, necklaces, synthetic foam, fake flower pistils, plastic rings, geisha balls, fake fur, pendant, organza, acrylic medium, acrylic lacquer, gloss.
250 x 190 x 10 cm | 98 3/8 x 74 6/8 x 3 7/8 inches

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Numbs (Narcisse)
2021
Aluminium frame, analog photographic print, glass beads, plastic beads, mirrors, elastics, bracelets, synthetic hair, flower pistils, silk rope, fake flower pistils, electric cables, capsules, glass phial, sequin thread, pearl beads, organza, acrylic medium, acrylic lacquer, gloss.
260 x 120 x 6 cm | 102 3/8 x 47 2/8 x 2 3/8 inches

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Numbs (Hello Kitty)
2021
Aluminium frame, analog photographic print, glass beads, plastic beads, plastic rings, elastics, synthetic foam, fake flower pistils, mirrors, capsules, glass phial, hair, organza, acrylic medium, acrylic lacquer, gloss.
250 x 190 x 7 cm | 98 3/8 x 74 6/8 x 2 6/8 inches

Mimosa Echard, Kim Cushion, 2021

Mimosa Echard
Kim Cushion
2021
Sheepskin, cherry stones, glass beads, sequins, chestnut flowers, Clitoria ternatea flower, newspaper clippings, synthetic scarf, lycra, lacquer, acrylic, gloss.
125 x 43 x 15 cm | 49 2/8 x 16 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches

Price: 7,000 EUR excl. VAT

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Mimosa Echard
Narcisse 6
2021
Stainless steel, digital print on silk, acrylic lacquer, mirrors, bracelets, rings, copper, steel, silver, packaging, lycra, latex.
50 x 30 x 4 cm | 19 5/8 x 11 6/8 x 1 5/8 inches

Price: 5,000 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Narcisse 4
2021
Stainless steel, digital silk print, cherry cores, glass beads, spray paint, latex, silver bracelet, steel chain, postcard, acrylic lacquer, lycra.
48.3 x 30 x 4.2 cm | 19 x 11 6/8 x 1 5/8 inches

Price: 5,000 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Narcisse (Welcome Home)
2021
Stainless steel, digital print on silk, glass beads, fake flower pistils, stickers, necklaces, silk prints, acrylic lacquer, acrylic paint, earrings, lycra.
69.5 x 96 x 4 cm | 27 3/8 x 37 6/8 x 1 5/8 inches

Price: 8,000 EUR excl. VAT

“Can't we imagine works that keep this living intensity that allows liquids, fluids, blood, tears, sexual fluids, everything that passes inside the body and almost in every material that surrounds us ?”

— Mimosa Echard

“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

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Narcisse 5
2021
Stainless steel, digital print on silk, organza, acrylic lacquer.
160 x 60 x 4.5 cm | 63 x 23 5/8 x 1 6/8 inches

Price: 9,000 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Narcisse 3
2021
Stainless steel, digital silk print, postcard, fake flower pistils, capsules, organza, acrylic lacquer, lycra.
160 x 60 x 4.5 cm | 63 x 23 5/8 x 1 6/8 inches

Price: 9,000 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Narcisse 1
2021
Stainless steel, digital silk print, postcard, fake flower pistils, capsules, organza, acrylic lacquer, lycra.
167 x 60 x 4 cm | 65 3/4 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches

Price: 9,000 EUR excl. VAT

I woke up with pop music in my head again.

A certain very influential LA-based stylist is actually just weaponised serotonin or whatever.

The other day, as she appeared through the window, I wondered whether she knew to what extent the soft folds of her back revealed the shape of her spine, disfigured from so many years sloped in the same position.

From this angle, I couldn’t help but wonder whether her lower vertebrae had become damp or spongy, or whether the blood had dammed in her lower back. I wasn’t sure whether this was a form of new life that I couldn’t comprehend, or just another weapon upgrade.

Since then, I’ve let her numb my brain every morning. When I talk to people about it they just say that you need to be careful with how you share and show your holes, and that you should learn to draw the line between hard and soft. But all I want is the complete exteriorisation of the world.

I want everything to have a face, and only a face.

I don’t really have an image of the blood in mind. I don’t think it’s photographic. It’s already there.

I mean I’m not even sure we’re talking about images anymore, or just different kinds of chemicals leaking from different kinds of trays.

Aodhan Madden

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Mimosa Echard
Sap 6
2021
Glass beads, light bulb, chain, electrical wiring.
237 x 8 x 8 cm | 93 2/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches

Price: 7,000 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Sap 4
2021
Glass beads, light bulb, chain, electrical wiring, hair clips, postcards, photographic print.
279 x 15 x 9 cm | 109 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches

Price: 7,000 EUR excl. VAT

Mimosa Echard, , 2021

Mimosa Echard
Sap 3
2021
Glass beads, light bulb, chain, electrical wiring.
263 x 8 x 8 cm | 103 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches

Price: 7,000 EUR excl. VAT

A song was written by Aodhan Madden for the exhibition Numbs by Mimosa Echard.
Listen on Soundcloud.

 

Mimosa Echard

 

Born in 1986 in Alès, France.
Lives and work in Paris.


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.
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.

She has exhibited her work in various internationally renowned institutions such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, (2020); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2020); Fondation Lambert, Avignon (2020); Centre d'Art Contemporain d'Ivry — Le CRÉDAC (2020); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019, 2017); Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (2019); Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul (2018); Cell Project Space Gallery, London (2017); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Mains d'oeuvres, Saint-Ouen (2012).


Mimosa Echard’s works have joined the collections of the MAC VAL; CNAP — Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris; Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Sadami Art Foundation, Dhaka; Ettore Fico Foundation, Torino; Collection IAC, Villeurbanne; FRAC Corse and FRAC Ile-de-France — Le Plateau, Paris, among others.

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