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Artists: Monique Lofters

Artist Statement

Previously my works were informed by issues of representation of the female body. As the work developed I shifted to representations of microscopic imageries of cells that formulate the interior design of fatty tissue. These tissues made interesting subjects as they attached themselves to ligaments, growing like fungus on stale food.

This present body of work explores the metamorphosis of malignant cells as they expand, disfiguring the womb at a chronic stage. These sometimes may cause serious gynecological complications for women of the African Diaspora –many black women eventually experience this. My work is focusing on painterly studies of the theme ‘Everything That Festers’, as they consist of abnormal generating fibrotic cells within the womb. I am exploring monochromatic painting, focusing on the effects of illuminating light on my previous installation pieces, through chiaroscuro and linear drawing with paint and charcoal.

Biography

  • BFA in  Painting, Edna Manley College of the Visual &  Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2008-2009 Volunteer at the Holy Trinity Cathedral

Exhibitions

  • 2010 Art Jamaica, Murray Edward College (formerly New Hall), Cambridge, UK
  • 2010 Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition, Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2009 Regeneration, an afternoon of art and music, Studio 174 , Kingston,   Jamaica
  • 2009 Where Do We Go from Here, Hilton Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2009 Creative Evolution ‘09, Final Year Exhibition, Cag(e) Gallery, Edna Manley College  
       of the Visual and Performing Arts
  • 2009 Edna Manley Final Year Art Exhibition, Cag(e) Gallery, Edna Manley  College,
       Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Curator's Selections 2008, Works by SVA Students, Cag(e) Gallery, Edna Manley College School  of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica.

SELECTED WORKS

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