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Los Angeles based artist Brian Lotti will present a new body of work in his first ever solo exhibition in Germany at HVW8 Gallery Berlin.
HVW8 Gallery Berlin is pleased to present ‘PARK LIFE’, an exhibition of new monotypes and paintings from Brian Lotti. Based out of Los Angeles, home to a famous sky that attracted both the entertainment industry and a myriad of West Coast landscape painters because of the quality of light, this attribute finds itself and its many characteristics alive in Lotti’s work.
These paintings have been created in the studio through a process of distillation and color mixing based on memory, photographs and sketches. Form, figure and color compose Lotti’s palette. As in the works of David Hockney, the figures are the subject of the paintings as much as the colors and locations are. A student of color and texture, Lotti offers the viewer a dreamscape in which to enter: oranges and purples meet rather than collide; swimming pool scenes offered in both day and night render the subject immutable; tennis players run on pink and blue courts with violet mountains in the distance; surfers ride crisp and deep blue waves with a hot orange beach in the foreground. Figures are wrapped by broad patches of fuzzy color and structure that evoke movement and rhythm.
If part of the modern experience is the feeling that one occupies many places at one time, then we have Lotti to thank for spending his days and nights studying these encounters. His appreciation of the different shades, tints and tones that wash over us everyday manifests itself in the work composed for ‘PARK LIFE’. Individuals seem to inhabit a ruminating space in these paintings where the landscapes and light act as both diversion and co-conspirator.
Opening: April 27, 2017 7–10pm
Exhibition Runs: April 28 – June 17, 2017
Location: HVW8 Gallery, Linienstr. 161, Berlin
Gallery & Media Contact
Jenne Grabowski, Gallery Manager
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Supported by adidas Originals
About Brian Lotti
Brian Lotti was born in Okinawa, Japan in 1972 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Lotti’s affinity for the urban landscape began as a professional skateboarder and filmmaker. Brian graduated with a BA in Art from San Francisco State University in 1998 and moved to Northern California where he practiced landscape and portrait painting for several years. In 2004 Brian returned to Southern California to direct two motion pictures about skateboarding, then returned to his painting practice. Brian currently spends his time working on landscape and figure paintings in and around his home neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles. He uses varied swathes of vibrant color, quick staccatos and heavy impasto strokes to create urban landscapes that capture the spontaneity of light and movement in his immediate environment. His colorful works celebrate the commonplace alleys and streets with which he has been so intimately familiar.
She Doesn’t Mind,
oil on canvas