“Arutam”, drop of art and contemporary macro photography.
Water is an inexhaustible source of creativity in the art of Muriel Despiau. Each drop, each moment, each light and each support make it a unique and singular artistic subject. The emphasis on the infinitely small, the fortunate accident created between all the elements, offer a creation often on the frontier of abstraction and figuration depending on the different angles of the photograph.
In this graphic composition with subtle hues, the drop seems to absorb all the nuances of its environment. With its soft greys, ochres and blues, it resembles a natural agate stone, reminding us how precious water is. The name “Arutam”, borrowed from Shuar shamanism, sheds light on the spiritual dimension of the artist’s approach.
It is essential to remember that Muriel Despiau does all of her work as a photographer and does not retouch her photos.Discover the artist