For her second solo exhibition at the gallery, Llouquet has created a pseudo-innocent world inhabited by mysterious forms and fanciful images. Silhouettes of abnormal figures, delicate, intimate drawings of enigmatic scenes as well as flashes of bright, unnatural reddish-pink create an unsettling atmosphere tinged with a touch of anxiety. Shadowy, concealed areas are suggested throughout the exhibition.
Llouquet’s art practice often involves subtle gestures. One must navigate her exhibitions slowly and thoughtfully in order to discover the quiet, invisible spaces that are as integral to her work as those which are visible. Llouquet adapts and responds to her environment, not simply occupying a space, but rather transforming it.
In addition to new drawings on paper, Llouquet will also present a series of drawings on Plexiglas. While she has used Plexiglas as a drawing support in the past, her new drawings are larger in scale – five of the drawings are presented as sculptural free-standing objects. With the Plexiglas sculptures dispersed on the narrow, ground floor of the gallery, viewers negotiate around what feels like a child’s playground.
Contributing to the disquieting atmosphere of the exhibition, a dark, brooding soundtrack has been created by artist Thierry Bernard.