Marie Jacotey

Wondrous Flowers

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Year 2020
Medium Pencil and felt tip pen on paper
Dimensions 29.5 x 21.2 cm

About the work

This drawing is part of an ensemble of pattern studies I am currently making. It is an expansion of a piece of textile found on a folk costume website.  

About the artist:

Born 1988 Paris, Marie Jacotey lives and works in Marseille. Graduated from Royal College of Art, London (2013); and from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (2011).

Jacotey’s work draws inspiration from the gathering of people together, the expression of emotions in their many and varied interactions and the contexts and details in which these engagements take place – architecture, landscape, or place; picking out wallpaper, furniture, clothes, and zooming in further to detail pattern, patina, texture… Her works – though insistently manual in their making: paintings on plaster and dust sheets, pencil drawings, soft pastel on Japanese paper, sewing and fabric – make use of perspectives that reference the world of cinema and slow-mo, the photographer’s point and shoot.

Her work is held in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Selected exhibitions include Daylighting, Ballon Rouge Collective, Brussels (2020); Blue Fear, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2020); You pinned me down like a butterfly on the wall, Ballon Rouge Collective, New York (2020); Superzoom, 12 Rue Vauvilliers, Paris (2019); Absinthe, Spit & Sawdust, London (2019); Wild Love Me, NADA art fair, Miami (2018); and Goodbye Darkness, Ballon Rouge Collective, Paris (2018).

Awards include featuring her first animation short movie, co-directed with and written by Lola Halifa-Legrand, Blue Fear, as part of the official Cannes Festival Competition 2020.

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