Juliette Hayt is a painter, illustrator and writer based in New York City. Her art is extremely diaristic and draws inspiration from her feelings of anxiety, love, sadness, longing and abandonment. Hayt’s series for “Never Like Tuesdays” explores mental and emotional states through the use of the color yellow. Relating yellow to the universal color of happiness, Hayt’s paintings use yellow as a way for her to comprehend the definition of happiness. As a painter, she questions if it’s possible to impose a visceral reaction upon the view that suggests distress while using yellow, and using color to manipulate its meaning in a way that is considered, yet emotionally expressive. Her paintings are striking, contrasting emotive expressions and gazes in combination with personal stream-of-conscious thoughts. Hayt’s series for “Femme” is about her attraction to lingerie and makeup, as she explores what it means to be admired or looked at. “Femme” is an honest and surreal collection, encompassing a range of female bodies and forms, from adolescence to adulthood.
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