Marie Jacotey
Artist in Residence (2020 Art & Poetry)

Marie Jacotey, YES LIFE YES!!!!!, 2018. From ‘Wild Love Me’

Marie Jacotey (b.1988, Paris) is a Marseille based artist. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in London (2013) after graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in 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 first animation short movie co-directed with and written by Lola Halifa-Legrand, Blue Fear, is just about to be released as part of the official competition in Cannes 2020. Her eponymous solo show is now open at Hannah Barry gallery in London where she exhibits a selection of 57 of the 325 drawings made for the short. Amongst recent shows, she presented a new series of textile works for her last solo in New York in March 2020 with Ballon Rouge Collective. Other recent exhibitions include Superzoom (group show, October 2019, Paris), Absinthe (group show, May 2019, London), Wild Love Me (solo booth at NADA art fair, Miami 2018), Goodbye Darkness (solo show, Paris 2018). Her work can be found in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Jacotey is represented by Hannah Barry Gallery, London.

The trailer for Blue Fear, Marie’s first animation short movie, co-directed with and written by Lola Halifa-Legrand: