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50 GOLBORNE is excited to introduce artist Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien at the occasion of her first solo show at a commercial gallery: "Forces Field".
Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien was born in 1990 in Paris and shares both a West African and French Caribbean heritage. She trained at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts Paris-Cergy from which she was awarded both her BA and MA, the latter in 2016.
Her work was spotted early on by curator Ami Barak who selected her for the 61e Salon de Montrouge in 2016. Since then, it has been noticed and included in group exhibitions by a roaster of international trailblazing curators such as: Eva Barois de Caevel for Maëlle Galerie, Paris, France; Giulia Casalini for Cuntemporary.org with the support of the Art council England; Julie Crenn (for the ici.gallerie Belleville and for Transpalette, Bourges; both France), Inti Guerrero for the 38e Biennial EVA International, Limerick, Ireland.
In "Forces Field" Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien creates poetic spaces, experimental ‘fields’ in which she places and manipulates disparate objects and materials derived from the universal popular culture and daily life, after having taken them out of their usual context of use.
Hair, terracotta, raffia, copper pots scrubbers, resin, wood are weaved, threaded, moulded or constructed into ambiguous motifs and forms. She lays them out within the individual artworks and the small installations that make the exhibition so that they appear either in tension or in interconnection with each other.
Active systems are created, in which opposite or complementary ‘forces’- the erotic and the mundane, the constrained and the free, the powerful and the humble- are at work.