The British artist Juliette Losq places the notion of ‘The Clearing’ as central to her practice and imagery – a place where wilderness and chaos oppose civilization and order. She depicts liminal landscapes that hover at the edges of this symbolic Clearing, alluding to the English ‘Gothic’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as typified by fragmented narratives relating mysterious incidents, and scenes that were charged with an imagined threat. Losq conjures her own unique landscapes where we feel at our most safe yet most vulnerable: stray too close to the edge and the forest may snatch you into its depths.
Losq works over the surface repetitively, creating multiple painted layers which simultaneously obscure and reveal those beneath. Losq incorporates imagery derived from diverse sources including rococo prints, Victorian newspaper illustrations, and science fiction and horror films. This becomes inextricably woven with the detritus of the marginal areas that she describes. Shifts in scale evoke an uncertain world in which the uncanny can coexist with the mundane, and where the possibility of confronting what has been repressed may generate at once feelings of creeping malevolence or whimsical curiosity.
|Duration||12 September 2014 - 02 October 2014|
|Times||Monday - Friday 9.30am to 6.00pm. Saturday 10.00am to 1pm.|
|Venue||The Fine Art Society|
|Address||148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT, ,|
|Contact||020 7629 5116 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.faslondon.com/|