by MIREYA SAMPER
From 18 June to 31 July 2017
Wed / Fri – 11 am to 6 pm – Sat / Sun – 2 pm to 6 pm
at 23, rue Boecklin, Strasbourg
Opening on June 17 at 6:30 pm
Source – Pluvial, one mind (mixed media on japanese washi paper), 2014
In the work of Mireya Samper, born in Iceland, the delicacy of shapes harmoniously blends the lightness of the
materials, reflecting her fascination with nature, and in particular, water. Mireya Samper seems to have
embarked on an ambitious project: to transcribe this fluid element in raw and solid materials.
The artist uses many stages and techniques: painting on washi paper, sculpture on metal or rock engraving …
thus she multiplies the means to carve in eternity this ephemeral form which is dear to her, a drop in suspense.
Her creations resonate with the places of which they were produced, such as the oxymoronic infinite sign of
paper installed in a Lithuanian forest, or sculptures of bamboo and hemp leaves painted in Abiko, Japan. She has
created many installations around the world, from Japan to France, including India, Lithuania, Mexico and
A true call to introspection and harmony with the environments, the work of Mireya Samper is unique in the way
she manipulates light. She evokes both a deep love for nature and an unequivocal faith in the idea that aesthetics
is a precious ally for peace of soul.
This exhibition is presented as part of the event
PAPIER EN FÊTE on June 17, 2017.
Taking place in Robertsau, Papier en Fête invites you to discover more closely the work of paper and its actors –
manufacturers, artists and users – Of the day of June 17. For the second consecutive year, the event offers a
series of workshops, tours and open-access exhibitions that will take you through the fabulous world of this
unique material …