Mireille Vanhove-Dubois

Born in 1942 - Belgium

BIOGRAPHY

Painter and ceramicist, Mireille Vanhove-Dubois lived in Africa for 30 years. She desires, through her acrylics, to show behind the idyllic scenes of Africa and to underline the courage of women who face disease and poverty.

We have The Scream by Munch, Africa has the scream of its infants: they are identical, but ours is that of affluent adults. We forget about the mothers and children for whom survival is a daily challenge. These mothers are beautiful because, despite their immense hardships, maternity renders them infinitely beautiful.

Africa is not known or understood as well as other cultures, but by living there, says the artist, you begin to empathize with its people. You discover a continent composed of flesh and blood, joy and suffering, and suddenly you become capable of respecting African culture without the taints of guilt.

The rich and bright colors of Africa inspire paintings that can seize the moment. Mireille Dubois captures the roars, the sobbing, the laughing, everything she found during her stay. Her choice of medium is sound, as acrylics provide an immaculate background to the hauntingly beautiful faces that she paints. Her compositions are centered on the subjects without added frills. Certain pieces remain quasi-photographs when only the original image can convey the subtlety and sensibility of the African spirit.

Mireille Vanhove-Dubois is an artist who is tracing moments, one who always strives to reinvent the universe.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

De 1970 0 1991 Expositions annuelles au Centre Culturel Français de Lubumbashi.
De 1991 à 2004 Nombreuses expositions en Belgique MONS, CHARLEROI, BRAINE-LE-COMTE, MANAGE
Du 1/5 au 21/5/2005 Galerie du Dragon à Mons


GROUP

Exposition par la galerie Art et Miss à la Maison des Artistes de Moscou (2012)
Freedorm et Art Cape town, en mai 2010 En faveur d'Amnysty international
MIRCA ART TOUR Exposition d'artistes internationaux, pour les droits de l'homme. Fera le tour du Monde débute en Suède
PEACE AND LOVE Drapeau consitué de morceaux de 40 X 40 cm dessiné par des artistes du monde entier, est exposé au Danemark, puis va faire le tour du monde
Printemps des artistes parisiens avec la Galerie Art'et Miss A la maison des artistes de Moscou 2009
Rétropectives de Picasso à Dali Mireille expose trois oeuvres lors de cette rétrospective à la jma gallery de Vienne (Autriche)
27 artistes de la CEE A l'Opera Gallery Budapest, Mireille représente la Belgique en 2008
Art au féminin 2008 2009 2010 Galerie Art et Miss Paris
Art Africain Galerie Art et Miss en 2006 Paris
Aquarelles et céramiques Africaines En mai 2OO5 Galerie du Dragon à Mons En novembre 2OO6 Galerie d'Art Patenier à NamurExpos Solo (Listing)

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