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By Lotti Closs
The image created for Sunscreen involves a re-interpretation of representing a three-dimensional practice, reversing the assemblage of objects back to a two dimensional image. The materials of alabaster, brass and semi-precious stone, where shaped and assembled to create an image representative of a beacon, or buoy, in sight over an architectural vista. This beacon can represent the cities revenues morphing from commodity to culture, and in a way, echoing the project of Sunscreen; morphing physical artwork to an immaterial image. Lotti is a current member of One Thoresby Street and currently lives and works in Nottingham, UK. She studied BA Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University graduating (2009) and MFA Sculpture at West Dean College, The Edward James Foundation, Sussex, between 2012 and 2014. She works with an eclectic range of materials and processes on a variety of scales, with a playful and intuitive attitude to fabrication methods. Her work is focused on creating objects and arrangements with concentration on materiality, relationship, and the potential for character within the inanimate. Lotti has exhibited throughout the UK, including showing alongside international artists during the British Arts Show Sideshow in 2010 at Chapter Gallery in Cardiff. She was shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014 and has most recently won the SYSON Gallery Prize, in which she will be exhibiting her first solo show in May 2015. Lotti will be featured on Young Artists in Conversation later this year, a website dedicated as a platform and resource for literature on emerging artists in the UK.