Birobent is extremely difficult to corner. She is part of a non-academic new generation of outsiders, sometimes attracted by pop surrealism. She has a very strong signature, one of a women artist in her fifties, having worked in poor surroundings elementary schools a large part of her life, and reacting to our world in a very unique bitter-sweet way.
Muzzled Dolls Series:
” I’ve stopped smoking again and I’m rebuilding myself one knot at the time, slowly, painfully. 50 knots for 19 puffs. My lips are sealed and my fingers sore. I’m filling this emptiness and addiction giving birth to new born burning babies and fighting womens trapped in their own web. I’m seeking to give them out trough International adoption. Help me ! Help them ! ” ~ M. Birobent
The Muzzled Dolls shown on this website have been shown at « Contemporary Istanbul 2009 » and « Affordable Art Fair New York 2010 » and are part of a series of more than fifty wild Muzzled Dolls produced by Martine Birobent in 2009-2010.