Lotti V Closs lives and works in Manchester. She studied MFA Sculpture at West Dean College graduating in 2014, and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her sculptural practice works across a variety of materials and scales, often combining multiple processes in the development of each object or series. Her work reflects core themes of the simplicities and complexities of play and relationship, which often straddle both the domestic and the theatrical.
The first body of all-stone works Lotti produced in 2016 was inspired by her research during a Visiting School the previous summer with the Architectural Association to the Surrealist ‘concrete garden’ Las Pozas, Mexico. The body of work culminated in her solo exhibition, In Plain Sight, showing at Castor Projects London, and travelling to The Number Shop in Edinburgh.
This is the first trio of one-off Alabaster sculptures made for Artists & Objects by Lotti V Closs. The works are made using traditional methods, sawn, chiselled and sanded by hand by the artist. One of the qualities of the stone is its translucency; against the light, this brings to life an interior of delicate veining and soft fluid clouding, unique to each piece. These natural qualities are contrasted by the stone’s inherent weight and solidity, with each piece chosen and sculpted in answer to this material contradiction. Sharp angles combine with curving intrusions and protrusions, hard and softened edges, referencing both the manufactured and the organic in miniature monolithic form.