Juliette Losq

Losq’s work probes the notion of ‘The Clearing’ – where wilderness and chaos oppose civilization and order, and 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. Fading interiors and liminal landscapes 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 landscapes that were charged with an imagined threat.  Losq makes oil paintings and drawings, using shifts in scale to 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.