The two French artists Michel Blazy (* 1966 in Monaco, lives in Paris) and Mimosa Echard (* 1986 in Alès, lives in Paris) share a strong interest in the organic. For Blazy, it is closely related to nature and its power of growth, for Echard more closely linked to the human body. For example, in a work by Blazy a relief-like pattern of colorful mildew grows out of a wall painted with tomato paste, while Echard sculptures and paintings associate materials such as wax, plants, technical objects, ready-mades and images and combines them with fabric, epoxy resin or other sticky liquids.
In the theoretical approach of both artists, which connects to New Materialism, the political is exposed in the materials they use and their treatment: not only does human influence the world of things, but things also have an influence on human, on his social interaction and his identity. For this jointly conceived exhibition, the artists develop a site-specific installation where nature grows from the inanimate, the organic meets with the artificial and the fluid exchange between matter and their environment is revealed.plus