Midnight Cinderella Sunrise Olympia

June 17, 2021July 14, 2021

'Midnight Cinderella Sunrise Olympia' by LUCILE LITTOT

“My artworks are personally seen as remains of talismans. They depict intimate stories with references to magical realms, art history, cinema and literature. These amulets survey various emotional states of mind and encompass different bodies subjected to distinctive emotions, thus recreating the idea of a novelesque autobiography.” 

-Lucile Littot

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. The ornamental excess in Lucile’s work 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in her installations then become the symbolic catalysts of multiple, intimate, personal, family, cultural, religious, historical references, with a predilection for tragic female destinies.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 (France, 1985) is an artist currently working in Mexico City. She graduated from the École Superieure D’Art de Rueil-Malmaison in 2008 and studied at the École de Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France. By instrumentalizing both popular and highbrow cultural references, Littot creates formal compositions that deconstruct the hyperfetishization of the female mystique. She has had solo exhibitions at the Night Gallery in Los Angeles, New Galerie in Paris and Galerie Edouard Manet in Gennevilliers.