Current Exhibition 25 May - 29 July 2017 in Amsterdam
About the exhibition
“Myscha Oréo is not in search of the feminine, she is in search of the multiple ways the feminine is expressed trough the female naked, powerful and vulnerable body.
What is it in woman that releases such deep emotions only by looking at it? Is it the fragile aspect of the body adaptable and available? Is it the strength of her ability to receive and transform into giving life? Is it the view inwards and the connection we feel to our origin? Whatever may be present in the body of a naked woman, Myscha Oréo unveils it without too much extra information.
What you see in her images is a voyage through the female self. Unsexualized, unpossessed and exposed is the naked body that stares back at you. As if you would look into a mirror and see an image that sends you inwards to seek for the hidden aspects of humanity. They are brought into light not by removing the clothes, but by the way her models dare to surrender to her and show their true femininity without the eye of the other changing their true nakedness”.
- Alexandra Duvekot
Myscha Oréo knew from the first moment she pressed the shutter that she had discovered an instrument "to capture life". Being an accomplished painter - "painting teaches me to live" - she was captivated by the immediacy of the medium, the rush every photographer knows when catching Henry Cartier Besson's "decisive moment".
Having grown up in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Asia, Myscha brings to the table an eclectic mix of interests, experiences and tastes. Her love for life, nature, beauty and freedom find its roots in extensive travel all over the world from a very early age on, and is reflected in the style and subject matter of her photography and her paintings.
Myscha has a singular vision that she relentlessly pursues. Her work often starts with an idea, a theme, a story, which she then purposely develops into a photo shoot. Mostly working with natural light she controls all aspects of her work; art direction, styling, make-up, mise-en-scene, location- and model scouting. Myscha always has a close personal relationship with her models; something she feels is necessary to get to that directness, that inner core of life and soul that she seeks to grasp. This need to connect with her subject often leads to the 'tradition' of all her models wearing a personal item from Myscha's collection in every photograph she takes. She will create a detailed scenario or tell a story to awaken the models imagination and empathy to create a certain realness.
This young aspiring artist has an invigorating vitality that she is willing to share with whomever sees her artwork. "I use photography to capture Life," as Myscha puts it herself. Life could not wish for a better ambassador.
— John P.H. Bour