Born in 1989 and currently living in south of France after a master degree in Fine Arts from "École Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon" in 2014,
Nishe is a French visual artist whose textual and visual polysemic creations revolve around different concepts, processes and themes :
Text/image duality, interpretation, perception, deciphering, questioning, context and temporality.
Those three portraits (up to down : "Pussy Riot Nadejda Tolokonnikova - RIGHTS POWER", "Malala - LEARNING", "Odetta - INSPIRE", black ink on paper, sized 42 x 30 cm each) represents three different women who all choose to fight for equality and human rights, in their own domains and jobs.
A women has to "be there" and "talk" and "act" a thousand times more than a man to be heard and taken seriously. Often, it does not even happen, no matter how hard they try. And when it works and they're finally being "heard", the amount of hate and threats they receive is unbelievable. Unacceptable. Unbearable.
These drawings are made using stamps, hand carved in "erasers". Using a tool originally made to "erase" to instead highlight and make women visible to our patriarchal society is a paradox that interests me.
The multiple time erasers-stamps are used and "smashed" over the paper with black ink represents all the efforts women have to make in their daily lives to simply be "visible", to simply "live", to be equal.
(A work in progress picture showing tools during the process of carving erasers : https://ibb.co/kLbWi7 )
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