Lucile Littot : Mommie Dearest
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 into 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. Littot’s work draws references from both the academic field and pop culture to create a world of fantasy where sweetness, romance, glamour and passion are met by a certain level of cruelty and profound darkness.