ABOUT

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
May 2024 Galerie Nesle, group exhibition – 75006 Paris, France
July-August 2024 Salvador Soria Museum of Contemporary Art, solo exhibition – Benissa, Spain
 
LAST EXHIBITIONS
March 2024 Friends of the salon d’automne Paris, Galerie Etienne de Causans, group exhibition – 75006 Paris, France
November 2023 International portrait fair, Bastille Design Center, group exhibition – 75011 Paris, France
2006 ART LONDON, group exhibition – Londres, Royaume-Uni​
2005 Maison de l’Amérique Latine, group exhibition – Paris, France​
2001 Salon des Artistes Indépendants, group exhibition – Paris, France
 
RECOGNITIONS
2021 – 2022 – 2023 Luxembourg Art Prize – Certificates of artistic merit
 

Born in 1971 in Paris, France
I live and work near Paris, France and on the Costa Blanca, Spain

I am an engraver and mirror painter. I sign my works “ma mi” in reference to magic mirrors which according to Wikipedia “belong to the universe of the marvelous, are in turn gifted with speech, capable of revealing through images invisible truths or wishes the deepest. Since 1995, I have experimented with digital art, oil painting and the decorative art of mirrors associated with mosaic. My artistic approach evolves towards exclusive creation on new and old mirrors to which I offer a second life.

I engrave this glass surface with small irregular touches to reveal a design which, thanks to the diffraction of the rays of light in the material, begins to shine. Then, I add paint in transparent colors, viscous like oil, which I apply, scrape and thicken on this very smooth surface. My technique almost brings a form of flat sculpture to my works, transfiguring the material that surrounds us and my characters.

These two applications are reflected in the background of the mirror and combine with the surrounding light, reproducing the illusion of a three-dimensional effect, of a moving energy evolving according to natural or artificial lighting. I call this vibrance: a sensation caused by a disturbance which takes the image out of its usual inertia. The image created on the mirror vibrates with its own reflections, thus modifying the appearance of the support by giving it life. This effect involves the viewer as soon as he looks at my work, his image merging by superposition into the background of the mirror to blend into it.

The mirror has the power to reflect the deep nature of things, contrary to the useful function we know it to have. This particularity, almost psychic, is at the heart of my plastic universe to create a bridge between the conscious and the subconscious. Sigmund Freud understood that in therapy we can detect the intimacy of the ego to find elements of our personality and our life by “mirror effect”, this allows us to learn about ourselves thanks to those around us and means that the external reality is a reflection of our internal state.