Tattoo Studio by Loic Lehecho, Lomé Lu and Mario Melis, 2020
Selection of drawings by Loic Lehecho, Lomé Lu and Mario Melis
VOITURE 14 by Myriam Mokdes and Lucas Jacques-Witz presents a special social distancing tattoo studio with:
Loïc Lehecho’s fairy tale-ish, sophisticated, childhood-inspired illustrations often stage jester figures tormented by an existential dread mingled with a sense of fantasy defiled by true despair. Where colour expresses joy and excitement, Loic's work highlights emotions such as empathy, sorrow, despair or tenderness.
Lomé Lu lives and works in Montreuil. She started tattooing in 2011, right before engaging herself in a tombstone engraving company. In parallel she has been producing a wide range of graphic works including paintings and drawings. Lomé focuses on uniting these different practices through a common aesthetic-gestural approach.
Mario Melis, lives and works in Paris. Her practice stems from a mixture of collected images, such as digital and analog drawings. This expanding archive spans various subjects such as femininity, subcultures and twisted shapes that she transforms into tattoos, objects, paintings, clothes and books.
Voiture 14, situated in a former rail workers bar, at 14 Rue des Heros in Marseille, (is) a collective imaginary in constant evolution, a lively, independent place, with artists in residence and various curatorial projects. A place of production and publishing that aims to promote the emerging artistic scene, locally as well as internationally. This project is an anchor in the heart of Marseille, through a demanding and experimental programme, a display of abundant momentum and nomadic art.