espace d’art contemporain 14N 61W, Fort-de-France
Louisa Marajo (b.1987) is a painter & mixed media artist, born Martinique in the Caribbean and living and working in Paris (France).
Marajo proposes to the viewer a singular and labyrinthine work, which is not given at first glance, which encloses its mysteries and requests, to be felt, that the spectator immerses oneself and jostles in his certainties. An eminently contemporary work, which fits in the thread of days and the evolution of the Arts. Here very few colors, but an infinite declination of whites, grays and blacks, on composite materials, canvas, wood, paper, photo paper, brushed aluminum ...
Marajo multiplies the visual experiences, explores the techniques and goes further: the line, the plan and the space arguing and causing a complexity of the look, a loss of our bearings. The drawings lend themselves to installations, installations to photography, collage photography, and vice versa. Overflow of the surface. Ambiguity of the real.
Real space and imaginary space intertwine, contaminate, build and deconstruct themselves permanently. This universe is made of crosses, entanglement, which give birth to a work of an abundant purity. “It is starting from the unknown, the strangeness, that I want to create, and it is to the unknown that I want to arrive,” said Eva Hesse, as a call to respect the complexity of the world. To create a relation between what opposes is then discovered as a vector for the work of Marajo. Between what is constructed in dialogue with what falls, between the opacity of a surface responding to the void of another, between silence and noise, it is this energy in-between two waters, destabilizing that drives its achievements. You will never really know where you are by looking at her work, because it is here that lies its strength, in the tremors of thought, liberating unspeakable imaginaries.
The installation is intended to be viewed as a living organism that will transform, exhaust, destroy and rebuild itself nonstop to generate the drawings, photos and paintings that surrounds it. In a ricochet games, the installation which accumulates palettes and images of previous installations opens towards works that end up perceived as more refined. Nothing is static. Everything is sketch, sketch towards an ultimate and impossible work.