Juliette Losq is colonising a room with installations for this year’s festival, displaying works including Polydorus. This piece takes its title from Virgil’s Aeneid, in which the prince Polydorus is killed by his enemies’ spears. Afterwards, these spears grow into a grove of trees. When the hero Aeneas hacks at them, the trees bleed and the slain prince cries out to him. In her installation, Juliette exploits the anthropomorphic qualities of a found corner cabinet, which appears to have a body, legs and eyes, by painting a bronchial tree inside the cabinet. As Polydorus also refers to a kind of butterfly, the shape of the cabinet suggests a butterfly’s body.
Juliette studied at Wimbledon College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Recent solo exhibitions include Nemora at London’s Fine Art Society Contemporary in 2014.
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