LORIENNE LOTZ

BIOGRAPHY

LORIENNE LOTZ
(b. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)

 

Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Lorienne Lotz currently lives in Cape Town. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Michaelis UCT (2013) and was awarded a Sasol New Signatures Merit Award (2014). Lotz studied in the ‘80s under Bill Ainslie at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. Since 2008, the annual intensive Rosenclaire workshops in Italy and South Africa (run by duo Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky) as well as the Astar process and painting sessions with Lindy Solomon are influences which have been instrumental in forging Lotz’s deeply intuitive material process and awareness of a formal language. Her work is held locally and internationally in private collections.

“I attempt to re-connect with the deeply embedded narratives which underpin the dichotomies of the contemporary human experience at both a microcosmic and macrocosmic level thus revealing the paradoxes, irony, contrasts, and counter-points that are in constant friction to one another, and yet are always interdependent. It is from this that disparate images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned and where the results are deconstructed in an attempt to subvert meaning so as to enable a multifaceted interpretation.”

 

SOLO SHOWS

2019 Stru’s Bob, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2014 Not Written in Stone, Commune.1, Cape Town, South Africa

         More than a pinch of salt, Youngblood, Cape Town, South Africa

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2019 Conversations with Irma, UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

2017 Cubicle Series, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

         Winter Collection, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 Rose Korber’s Summer Salon, Provenance Auction House, Cape Town, South Africa

2015 Empire,  Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

         Hamburg Affordable Art Fair, with Youngblood, Hamburg, Germany

         Art/Out of the Ordinary, AVA, Cape Town, South Africa

2014 Modern Painting, Kalk Bay Modern, Cape Town, South Africa

         Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013 My Mother’s Garden, Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012 Domestic Departures, Kalk Bay Modern, Cape Town, South Africa