Marie Jacotey

The work of Marie Jacotey is an uncanny yet familiar set of stories: inspired by her friends, strangers, literature and popular culture, Jacotey’s filmic tales of love, loneliness and solitude are portrayed through a distinctive form of social vignette. Working across media and scale, Jacotey uses text and image to form diary-like works that scintillate with an affective, social tension. Infusing autobiography with fiction, a wealth of social anecdotes and stories with pop-cultural trends and irony, Jacotey’s work remains true to the personal and social contradictions it presents. These are stories of relationships, self-reflection and intimacy, as much defined by their heartache and tenderness as they are by their rawness and brutality; her latest works, charged with a proclivity toward the erotic, sensual and violent side of these stories.

Marie Jacotey (b. 1988, Paris, France) is a London-based artist who 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. Her work is currently featured within The Japan Pavilion at the 16th
Venice Architecture Biennale and From the Inside Out at The Drawing Room, London. She was recently
commissioned to design the Night Tube Map cover by Art on the Underground, London. Ballon Rouge and
Hannah Barry will jointly exhibit a solo presentation of her work titled “The Red Room” in the upcoming
edition of NADA Miami, December 6-9, 2018.