The exhibit « Sourires composites » is very lively and part of an actual and current worldwide practice within the contemporary mosaic artists. And, within weeks of the 10th edition of International Mosaic Gatherings in Chartres, France, the moment is more than appropriate.
The artist explores the dimensions of a composite mix between abstract and intangible material from emotions, along with good concrete tiles Of course, this exploration comes from her joy to create as well as by the visitor’s appreciation of the final work. For the artist, a smile conveys a powerful esthetic which she interpellates with the medium of mosaic. The simple idea to make the attempt to decline some of the subtleties that a smile can conceal with the help of fragments of materials, from shapes and disparate colors, is of great delight to the artist.
Traditional materials include ceramic, porcelain, glass, as well as materials or objects from different places diverted from their usual vocation (recycled materials and objects) are used. Mosaic artist, Isabelle Marissal has been practicing this passion for more than ten years now. Mostly self-taught, it is important to her to transfer a significant portion of her human experiences, professional, spiritual, intellectual as well as humanist in her artistic approach.