"Meet the art world's most unconventional plastic surgeon".
"Her work wraps normal people in the shell of celebrity, pop culture, or historical figures as a form of living art. Although at first it looks like a grotesque depiction of recognizable people, and the artistic merit may be questionable, the form is actually a meticulously crafted and philosophically relevant analysis of culture and the way that people in the public eye are perceived by the masses.
Celebrities are praised for their beauty and perfection, yet that isn’t what makes them so desirable or recognizable, as Desmeules’ work shows. It is actually the very fact of their fame and prominence that draws us to them; they are as grotesque and outside the realm of normalcy as anyone with a humpback or a facial deformity. Our attraction is just as powerful in the opposite direction."
- John J. Staughton
Marie-Lou Desmeules is proud to announce she has been invited to participate to "Personal Structures" during the 58th Venice Biennale 2019. The 6 months exhibition will be organised by the GAA Foundation & hosted by the European Cultural Center in Venice, Italy, and will take place at Palazzo Bembo & Palazzo Mora from 11th May to November 24th 2019.