Marie 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 - be it in an architectural filed space or landscape; picking out wallpaper, furniture, clothes.
Her works, though insistently manual in their making (she creates paintings on plaster and dust sheets, pencil drawings, sewing and fabric), make use of perspectives that reference the world of cinema and slow-motion and the photographer’s point and shoot, action reflective of an artist who has come of age in the smartphone world where with its prevalent verbs are zoom, scroll, tap, drag, swipe etc.
Marie Jacotey (b. 1988) graduated with an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2013 after completing a DNSAD in 2011 from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Recent solo exhibitions include those at: NADA Art Fair, Miami (2018); Ballon Rouge, Paris (2018); Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2017, 2015 and 2014); Francis Carrette Galerie, Brussels (2016); and Robert Blumenthal Gallery, Hamptons, NY (2015). In 2014, she was selected as one of Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Her work can be found in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Platform Foundation Asks
Who is your artistic hero? My peer group, all my artist friends surviving and making work in London and all over the world are my absolute heroes and inspiration.
Which work of art you wished you owned? Any house by Shigeru Ban, his ‘Curtain House’ or his ‘Naked House’ would be the ultimate dream
What is the most indispensable item in your studio? Chit-chats.
Describe your studio in three words: Friendly messy sassy.
Do you collect anything? Small trinkets, reminders of people and places.
What kind of music do you listen to while you work? I listen mostly to radio shows when working, my latest obsession is a French podcast called ‘Transfert’ in which one person unfolds for 40 minute a story about their life.