In her artistic practice, French artist Myriam Mechita explores the mediums sculpture, painting, drawing and embroidery. Humans and animals populate the world she unveils; and it is a world where love and death, cruelty and desire, rapture and monstrosity intertwine producing an endless flow of visceral images and forms. The humans she depicts, mainly female, are often decapitated, bleeding, or blind; animals are missing ears, eyes or mouths. Next to the use of traditional materials, Mechita works with sequins and fragments of mirror and aluminum. She forces her models from ancient and modern art history as well as fashion photography, as well as people she encounters on the street. Mechita defines her work as ‘polyphonic’. Her images numb the viewer to the point of becoming quite fugacious.