” Ma’liCiouZ is a multi-disciplinary artist of Haitian origin born in Montreal.
She affirms in her art her identity which she builds positively by showing the strengths of her people rather than contestation and the wounds of history. Her works are tinged with tribal aesthetics and various references to Black myths that she adapts to the contemporary times. ”
photo credit The Kevin Calixte
Mama’s Gun represents the state of mind of a Black or immigrant woman who leads a triple struggle within her host society; for full respect of her whole person, meaning respect of her body which does not have to be sexualized when bare naked. For her child’s protection in a day and age where there’s little room for innocence. For the survival of the cultural heritage she leaves. In our so-called civilized societies, in a so-called modern era, the feeling of walking into a concrete jungle is yet current. Therefore, the spirit of defence naturally becomes a necessity.
Mama’s Gun, 2015, Maliciouz / photo credit: The Kevin Calixte
MALICIOUZ’s Mural at the Fresh Paint Gallery, Montreal, december 2015