6 August 2022 - 30 September 2022
XSpace, Bangkok, Thailand
Mini X Space is pleased to present the latest paintings of French artist Myrtille Tibayrenc (Mimi).
Just human on both floors of the Mini X Space starting from August 6th to September 30th 2022.
On the first floor, an extensive series of recent oil paintings on wood in soft acid tones evoke the fragility of humankind. For this new set Myrtille painted some close friends, family but also images yielded from the internet and social media profiles.
There is not one concept represented by this body of work, but instead a rhizomatic response to human diversity. Greek sculptures, vintage stars, androgynous models or anonymous people form the cast for Myrtille’s new theatre of human emotions.
The single format and material, as well as a very limited palette unifies the works which can be also seen as one. Painted simultaneously over a three months period the artist likes to see them as intimate thoughts taking diverse shapes. These allegories are reflections on our contemporary society, in which individualism isolates us.
On the second floor, are presented small works on canvas produced to make mini animations or “Gifs”. Invited to participate in an online exhibition for the LIV ID collective last year, Myrtille started making these paintings inspired by the mystic visions of Teresa of Avila. She reflects on the old church paintings which were made to tell stories for illiterate people. At times these paintings look like comic strips, which was the inspiration for these works.