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#acrylic #anatomy #animals #insects #Lily Mixe #wood

October 7, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Curious Collection” (2022), acrylic paint on assembly of wooden boxes, 33 x 31.5 centimeters. All images © Lily Mixe, courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, shared with permission

In Butterfly Effectfrench artist Lily Mixe illustrates the textured patterns of beetles, shells, cells and birds in black and white. Working in acrylics on found wooden boxes and furniture panels, Mixe accentuates lush patterns of scales, branches or feathers in renderings devoid of color. Each work juxtaposes the artist’s elegant graphic style with worn backgrounds, which reflect a past of human intervention through paint splatters, scratches and printed text. Whether presented as symmetrical arrays as in “Dragon Flying Birds” or as anatomical assemblages of flora and fauna in “Curious Collection”, the specimens detail the similarities and interconnected nature of all terrestrial life.

Butterfly Effect, which will feature an on-site mural, opens November 3 at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Until then, find other Mixe works on instagram and his website.

“Bird of Pray” (2022), acrylic paint on wooden box, 40 x 27.5 centimeters

“Fauna and Flora” (2022), collage on wooden box, 42.5 x 28.5 centimeters

“Cuckoo Bee On A Platter” (2022), acrylic paint on a wooden box, 35 x 25 centimeters

“Dragon Flying Birds” (2022), acrylic paint on a wooden box, 106 x 30 centimeters

“No Feather Left Behind” (2022), acrylic paint on wooden box, 57 x 27.5 centimeters

#acrylic #anatomy #animals #insects #Lily Mixe #wood

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