All Hysterical

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All Hysterical

Opens: 12 Apr 2021

Following on from the sell-out 'Bright New World' series, it is with great pleasure that we bring you Lebourgeois' new collection of works on paper.

Long concerned with the subject of female emancipation and empowerment, Lebourgeois’ latest body of work focuses on hysteria, a condition that has historically been perceived as a predominantly female issue.

"All Hysterical" work in progress shot

"All Hysterical" work in progress shot

“Delphine Lebourgeois' new series is an exploration of phenomena often associated with teenage girls, as well as a broader rendition of teenage years in general. Inspired by literature, Beatlemania, K-Pop fans and various accounts of conversion disorders, she depicts adolescence as an age of intensity, mystery and transition, turning 'hysteria' into a strength and a super-visionary state."

Troisieme Oeil

Delphine Lebourgeois

Troisieme Oeil

  • 2021
  • Ink and marker on paper
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 49cm x 64cm

£1,500

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Troisieme Oeil
Troisieme Oeil
Details of "Troisieme Oeil"
Details of "Troisieme Oeil"
Details of "Troisieme Oeil"

Details of "Troisieme Oeil"

Lolly-K-pop (Study)

Delphine Lebourgeois

Lolly-K-pop (Study)

  • 2021
  • Ink on Chinese rice paper
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 24cm x 30cm
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Detail of "Lolly-K-Pop (Study)"

Detail of "Lolly-K-Pop (Study)"

All Stars (Study)

Delphine Lebourgeois

All Stars (Study)

  • 2021
  • Ink on Chinese rice paper
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 22cm x 30cm
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Detail of "All Stars (Study)"

Detail of "All Stars (Study)"

Lolly-K-pop

Delphine Lebourgeois

Lolly-K-pop

  • 2021
  • Ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 50cm x 38cm

£1,250

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Lolly-K-pop

The notion of hysteria, and the way it's been studied and 'treated', has changed throughout Western European history. Delphine’s investigation delineates those ideas, tracing back to ancient Egypt right through to nineteenth century (specifically the treatment methods of French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot) as well as current events such as the news story about a handful of girls developing Tourette’s like symptoms in Le Roy, NY.

Detail of "Lolly-K-Pop"

Detail of "Lolly-K-Pop"

Cheerleaders series

Cheerleaders series

In "Super Hysterical" and "Cheerleader" the artist alludes to a case of mass hysteria disorder happened in Le Roy, NY in 2012, when 12 cheerleaders were all stricken with symptoms ranging from twitches to spasms to vocal outbursts, resembling Tourette's syndrome.

A subject partially already explored with the Mania drawings, Lebourgeois turns the notion of hysteria on its head, presenting it as a strength and a super-visionary state, while adolescence is celebrated as "an age of intensity, mystery and transition".

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Super Hysterical

Delphine Lebourgeois

Super Hysterical

  • 2021
  • Ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 38cm x 50cm

£1,250

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Detail of "Super Hysterical"

Detail of "Super Hysterical"

Cheerleader

Delphine Lebourgeois

Cheerleader

  • 2021
  • Ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 38cm x 50cm

£1,250

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Cheerleader
Cheerleader

Lebourgeois’ has often represented her female subjects as armies of rebellious women, shouting their anger at the patriarchy and stereotypes. Quite paradoxically, a sense of calm and composed relaxation radiates from the figures in the "All Hysterical" series, as though they have achieved full control over their bodies and minds.

All Hysterical

Delphine Lebourgeois

All Hysterical

  • 2021
  • Ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 35cm x 25cm
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All Hysterical
All Hysterical
Magic-K-Loud

Delphine Lebourgeois

Magic-K-Loud

  • 2021
  • Ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 35cm x 25cm

£750

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Magic-K-Loud

"Much like her 2020 series Witches, “All Hysterical” is another account of female repression Lebourgeois explores, plays with, and ultimately dismantles, always with a degree of humour but never downplaying the importance of positioning her female subjects as the true bearers of power."

All Hysterical

Interested in delving deeper into the ideas that inspired the series? Read the artist's press release below.

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