Born in Brussels, Belgium on the 23rd of April 1992, Cécile Lobert is a neurodiverse, non-verbal visual abstract expressionist who addresses consciousness in its raw form. Her compositions establish a style perhaps best-known for its emancipation from normative outlooks and references, offering deeply felt compositions from a rarefied place—traversing the chasm wrought by the void of language and social instruction. Where artists work at tearing down social preconceptions, Lobert knows nothing other than this existential space so sought-after and dissects reality as we see it, to offer a version of consciousness free from set norms, perceptions and prejudices.
Daughter to Olga Rodovni, a Bolshoi opera vocal coach and to Belgian ambassador, legal scholar, theologian and philanthropist, Henry Lobert; she spent her youth in the United Arab Emirates, France and Libya. An outsider to speech, her alternative development incorporated drawing and painting as a figure of speech for an unconventional consciousness. Having observed the artists’ disposition to painting, Lobert’s sister commissioned her first acrylic composition. Lobert has since exhibited organic and non-strategized documentation of raw emotion one culls from to cope.
Cecile Lobert’s compositions offer snapshots of a non-verbal and neurodiverse artist’s abstract expressionist reactions to every day, existential experiences. Her works document the silent and persistent dialogue between Lobert’s internal soul and the external stimuli of her physical and emotional environments resulting in a raw and unfiltered glimpse at consciousness lain completely bare. An outsider to societal imprints and to the ability to devise, strategize, or premeditate, her art arrives from a pure and unadulterated space of the absolute present, offering a window into a human consciousness physiologically free from what is considered normative. Challenging us to empathize with our own “bare consciousness” or inherent “true self,” untouched by individual history, social, educational or cultural upbringing, Lobert highlights who we may truly be without the conditioning we continuously undergo. Her extraordinary condition in tandem with her consistently vital, prolific output makes her work truly unique, in a category of its own—sui generis—as much of a phenomenon as it is art.