What good is the present if it doesn’t honour the past? What good is the future if we don’t learn from our mistakes?
Lottie Hughes takes all concepts of time and erases them, instead re-writing a new colourful and tongue-in-cheek history. Anything and everything becomes a channel for inspiration; from swatches of grass to mysterious liquids.
Abstract colour combinations and hints of marble are combined with geometric shapes, splashes of paint and matte backgrounds. Hughes takes you inside the erratic and enticing mind of an artist. Greek statues and black and white photos are adorned with splashes of the current and the modern. Sepia tinted photos of babies and holiday snaps of the ocean are cheekily collaged with sushi and skeletons.
We are reminded that ‘sexuality is not concrete’ and that less is always more. Hughes constantly keeps us on our toes: her patterns and grids hint at something new, something undeniably modern, whilst also harking at artistic conventions of the past. Hughes knows classical art, but equally as importantly, she also knows herself.
Words / Ruby Giles