The Curious Case of Colors



Lorri Ott


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resin, pigments, plastic bag

Artist's Statement

Experimental in material and process, my work is informed by the language of painting, the history of abstraction, chemistry, color, landscape and grid. Favoring the fluidity of pigmented liquid plastic, I construct physical objects that function optically as well as sculpturally, engaging both vision and touch. Using color and surface texture to differentiate the parts or elements, I combine and assemble juxtaposing materials and forms (hard/soft, organic/geometric, opaque/translucent) to further abstract the pictorial qualities of the works.

Within my studio practice the cumulative activity of mixing and pouring liquid plastic establishes time and place; each piece is a visual moment where material and process are tested and challenged. Color consideration is based upon my response to landscape (real, imaginary and emotional): I seek to reinvent a model of my experience using color, material and form. Installing these pieces directly on the wall allows the work to be open-ended in process and presentation.