Marie Jacotey is equal parts storyteller and artist. Her subject matter is firmly rooted in the personal, oftentimes placing the viewer in the position of voyeur as emotionally-charged narratives play out in private moments and fraught exchanges. Jacotey’s vibrant approach and bold subject matter have earned her critical acclaim and a popular following, and the publication of her artist’s book Dear Love Who Should Have Been Forever Mine presents a collection of unique drawings and texts, slowly revealing the correspondence between two former lovers trying to piece together their story.
Marie Jacotey was chosen as one Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014, and had her first solo show in London during that same year. She produced a whole new body of work for her second London solo-show in February 2015, was part of a group show in Belgium at the Tatjana Pieters Gallery last March and was also chosen to exhibit at the Salon de Montrouge in May 2015. She presented a new piece at Rook and Raven Gallery in a group show alongside Paula Rego, and a solo show in September 2015 at Hannah Barry Gallery, London.
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