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The sense of joy, playfulness and pure artistry in Mona Luison’s work embodies Picasso’s understanding of art as being innate and childlike. Her sense of worlds imagined, of naive creation, and of possibility, is palpable, through the depth and texture of her work. As Picasso himself said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artists once he grows up.” Clearly Luison has solved that mystery through her creations.
Her visual explorations are a delight to behold, a riot of color and materials, a stream of consciousness exploration of art through found materials and craft technique.Working entirely from found and donated materials, the diversity of textiles, ephemera and found objects defy categorization.
Finding commercially manufactured objects innately uninteresting, she brings them to life by giving them a newly imagined second life. Entire worlds and universes live within her work, the closer you look, the more you are rewarded.
Luison’s work is divided into three main themes: Space Exploration, Topicality and My Diary. Luison has not surprisingly worked with fellow creator Comme des Garcons, as well as been awarded Laureate of the Young Designers Competition by the Ateliers d’ Art de France.
Her educational background is as diverse as her material choice, with a diploma in Decorative Art from Strasbourg as well as a diploma in Fine art from Dakar, Senegal and Brest, France. Always interested in exposing her work to a greater audience Luison remains open to new collaborations and opportunities.