Ida Mitrani

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Archaic bio-metamorphosis, 2020

Ida Mitrani

  • Mixed Media
  • 69x 49 cm
  • Description:

    The mixed media drawing reflects on the adaptability of plants and humans within their environment, and suggests a possible new vision of a future landscape where plastic is incorporated in nature.

    Statement:

    Mitrani's artistic concerns and interests are influenced by concepts and theories of plant culture in the current environmental crisis, including plant blindness, post-naturalism and hybrid material.  Her creative process explores the relationship and the interaction between humans, plants and technology, and looks at the function and meaning of weeds in today’s society.

    Her aim is to capture a memory of the present era using an environment of textures that reflects the diversity and adaptability of life, and contemplates a troubling vision of a possible new understanding of a ‘clean landscape’ where plastic is incorporated in nature.

    The diverse quality of the artworks, comprise large and small mixed media drawing installations together with three-dimensional objects combined with human and animal hair, plant-life forms; and layered multiple digitised images.  The contrast between the decaying organics and the more enduring materials reflect humanity's legacy on earth.

    The artworks' positioning in unexpected areas highlight the desire to slow down and to make the familiar more visible while evoking the idea of reproduction, sprawl, growth and transformation within the natural world in contrast with the stasis of non-degradable materials.

     Biography

    Ida Mitrani is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator currently living in the Beara peninsula, in West Cork. She received a First class honours Masters degree in Art and Process from  the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2021 and a BA in Fine Art from the Institute of Art and Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire in 2003.

    Her most recent exhibitions include the ‘Woman in the Machine’ in Visual Carlow, GOMA, Waterford, and in Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre.

    Her work is included in a number of publications and is now part of the public collection in the National Library in Dublin, the National Archives of Ireland, and the Arts Office in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. 

    Recent awards include Arts for Health Learning residency supported by Cork County Council and Creative Ireland; the Dublin City Arts Council office residential space 2022.

    www.idamitrani.org , Instagram: @idamitrani