February 4, 2021

Visual art has long been a big part of Roadburn, though with the 2021 festival not going ahead as planned, we seized the opportunity of an unfamiliar format and were inspired to push the artwork into new territory too. Instead of the illustrative poster art we have had for the last several editions we opted for visceral photography that really resonated with us.  These photographs highlight the talent found in the cutting edge Roadburn community, but at the same time bears the hallmarks of these traumatic and disorienting times as well. Therefore it felt like a natural step to embrace renowned tattoo and multidisciplinary artist Lucile Lejoly‘s extraordinary images as our official poster artwork for Roadburn Redux.

Hailing from Tours, France, Lucile’s disturbing yet poetic – and sometimes even romantic – works of art address issues related to climate, psychology, body and emotions, captured perfectly by her immediate visual style. Lucile‘s distinctive and life-affirming self-portraits that are at the heart of Roadburn Redux (and part of her revered Dendrites series), capture both the imagery of the underground, but also allows a redefinition of – or adjustment to –  today’s ongoing limitations, through her contemporary photography.

Lucile’s evocative observations of the world at large are a testimony to her feelings as well as a tool to contemplate and question ours as well. Welcome to Roadburn Redux, Lucile. We’re extremely proud to have you as our official artist in these unprecedented times; your contemplative aesthetic is helping us to go beyond the boundaries of our own troubled psyche. The true nature of challenging art.