MEET THE ARTIST, ACTIVIST, NATURALIST:
I was 22 when I first undressed in front of a camera. I remember this incredible wave of freedom and expressiveness filling up my entire being.
In 2016 Marisa initiated her first activist project called Plastic Sushi, a calendar concept that pictures the plastic-problem in our oceans.
Together with her husband Michael Chichi, she founded the creative non-profit & art duo “Double Being”.
Their work explores themes such as intergenerational sustainability, naturalism, sovereignty for all beings & body freedom.
A BEACON FOR CULTURAL DIALOGUE
THERE IS DIVINE POETRY IN OUR SEXES.
FLOW OF LIFE
"If we want to tune into our higher selves, it’s vital to re-balance the link with our sacred parts. If we don’t establish a healthy relationship with our origin, how are we supposed to build healthy relationships on such unrooted foundation?"
For the NEW ARK EXHIBITION | Bangkok, Marisa presents her first visual art as two installations. First, a monumental walk-through gate representing the artist’s vagina, the PORTAL OF LIFE, as an invitation for rebirth.
Her second installation, FLOW OF LIFE, is a multidisciplinary expression inspired by the menstrual cycle and the story of womanhood. It is a collection of 13 moon paintings created with her menstrual blood to mirror the lunar year cycle. Flow of Life is a vivid and powerful reminder of our existence within the circle of life as a ritual expression of body freedom without shame or fear. Learn more: www.flowoflife.io
A FREE MIND,
TO FREE THE BODY.
Marisa Papen (1992) seeks to naturalize the human body in a world that has lost its connection with its natural origin.
The Belgian artist challenges conventional thinking by emerging nude in the most controversial environments, with powerful cultural meaning and beautiful nature as backgrounds.
Her art inspires a dialogue towards greater equality and freedom on political, spiritual and philosophical levels.