Galeria Duarte Sequeira is pleased to announce “Mommie Dearest”, a solo exhibition by French artist Lucile Littot, realised with the support of La Fondation des Artistes (FR).
Inspired by the homonymous film by Frank Perry, the artist develops a series of paintings and ceramics for “Mommie Dearest” that explore identity formation, childhood trauma, body fetishization, Hollywood archetypes, kitsch, glamour and psychedelia with a satirical approach. Here, she injects a dose of humour to her subjects in order to present her own version of Artaud´s “Theatre of cruelty”, and to raise questions around our illusions of and expectations in life.
Lucile Littot’s universe is distinguished by its freedom, its singularity, its prosperity for exuberance, which is alternatively baroque, rococo, romantic, dreamlike, grotesque, caricature, caustic, joyful and tragic. Her work encompasses different kinds of practices that re-appropriate and re-examine myths in order to question female identity and representation. Taking from ancient and contemporary mythologies, Littot’s work draws references from both the academic field and popular culture to create a world of shared fantasy where sweetness, romance, glamour and passion are met by a certain level of cruelty and a profound darkness.
Lucile Littot (b. 1985, Paris) is na artist living and working in Paris. She is a graduate of the Ecole Superieure D’Art de Rueil-Malmaison in 2008 and the Ecole de Beaux-Arts de Marseille. In 2019, Littot was nominated for the 20th Ricard Corporate Fuondation Prize, in France, commissioned by the artist Neil Beloufa. Recent exhibitions include: Allouche Benias, Athens, GR; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; New Galerie, Paris, FR; Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, FR; MAZ, Guadalajara, MX; Musee D’art Moderne De la Ville De Paris, FR; Musee Regional D’ art Contemporain de Serignan, FR, and Sans Titre, Paris, FR.