Laetitia Lor’s practice integrates Kandinsky’s theory of colors, with this concept of inner necessity and is inspired by Soulages for its relation to abstraction. The art that she practises in South Africa and that “came out just like that”, with colours always connected to her emotions, to the personal experience of life, she produces it by instinct and in the Moment. Based on memory, emotion, the reactivation of childhood recollections, her work obeys a subjective logic. This theory has become essential to the viewing and appreciation of her current compositions. Her painting is obviously feminine and feminist and focuses on the woman and the mother.
The viewer will be able to discern a work that lies between applied art and fine arts, as with Sophie Taeuber-Arp. There is also, evidently, for those who linger, this inevitable link to Louise Bourgeois and her concept of the “femme maison” (which translates as “housewife”). To see in this relation between architecture and woman – represented as obscure, imprisoned by the home and at the same time the concept of this “Femme Maison”, which supports and protects the home – the intrinsic base involved with the practice of Laetitia Lor.