Jane, 2020 , Faience, sugar glaze, gold buster, gold leafs, 37 x 27 x 27 cm

Lucile Littot's universe strikes by its freedom, its singularity, its prosperity for exuberance, which is alternatively baroque, rococo, romantic, dreamlike, grotesque, caricatural, caustic, joyful and tragic. It is like a festival open to all plastic excesses, to a hybridization of forms and mediums, from painting to ceramics, in installations where nested and sprawling stories are intertwined. Glamorous and trash, Lucile Littot plays with hierachies and aesthetic categories to draw references from both the field of scholarly and popular culture.

This hybrid decorum, passing from one form to another, from one style to another, can be read as a whole. However, on closer inspection, it is imbued with a decorative overload by the omnipresence of drapery, stylized florar motifs and elements drawn in 15-carat gold luster on the ceramics. This ornamental excess resonates like an idealized and fantasized hypertrophy of the sublime. This particular disposition to play with mediums, objects and forma echoes his way of superimposing narratives into a narrative pudding. The objects in her installations then become the symbolic catalysts of multiple, intimate, personal, family, cultural, religious, historical references, with a predilection for tragic female destinies.

Lionel Balouin

Lucile Littot, b. 1985 in Paris, is a French artist, working between Paris, Los Angeles and Ciudad de Mexico. She graduated from the Ecole Superieure D'Art de Rueil-Malmaison in 2008 and studied at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts de Marseille. She has been nominated for the 20th Ricard Corporate Fuondation Prize, commissioned by the artist Neil Beloufa in 2019, in Paris, FR. She has had solo exhibitions at the Night Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and New Galerie in Paris,FR, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, FR. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at MAZ, Guadalajara, MX, Musee D'art Moderne De la Ville De Paris, FR, Musee Regional D' art Contemporain de Serignan, FR, Sans Titre, Paris, FR.

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