Alain Arias-Misson


Alain Arias-Misson

Alain Arias-Misson

° 1936

Alain Arias-Misson returned to Brussels from the United States in 1968. Since then he has lived and worked in several places, including Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Venice and Panama City.

Alain Arias-Misson was already strongly influenced by the happenings of the early 1960s during his first years as an artist. The word and the letter are central to his oeuvre, brought to life both visually in his artworks, and during his actions. He is seen as the inventor of the public poem, an extension of visual poetry that is separate from the happening because it is performed outside of an artistic or aesthetic context, for example, on the street or on the beach. His work is never neutral and has both a rebellious and a Dadaist side. Translated with (free version)

His visual work consists mainly of three-dimensional constructions in which spatial poems are created. Through adhesive letters and multilayered plexiglass or transparent space figures, interactions with the viewer occur that literally deform the poem. His public poems are also often turned into edited photo collages and theater boxes.

Available Artworks

Alain Arias-Misson - meditation
, 1979
Alain Arias-Misson, Type Writer 1975
Type Writer
, 1975
Outside my window, Alain Arias-Misson
Outside my window
, 1975
Alain Arias-Mison, Cape of writing 1968
Cape Of Writing
, 1968

Unavailable Artworks

Alain Arias-Misson, Sink Hole
Sink Hole
, 1970


Typewriter - Alain Arias Misson


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