Lotte Schäff

JO-HS Residency August 2023

Lotte Schäff, based in Marseille, France, is a sculptor and painter. She holds a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts in London, graduating in 2021.Through the use of both contemporary and ancient materials such as clay, polymer clay, fabric, leather, glass and plastic beads her work considers the fleshy nature of contemporary existence. Her tactile practice draws from tales and mythologies, as well as from science-fiction and fantasy novels, namely the ones by Ursula K. Le Guin. The agency of objects and recognising their vital materiality (Jane Bennett) is an ongoing concern in her practice. Her recent work exists in between painting and sculpture. It combines recognisable forms with unfamiliar imagery,  creating both a sense of familiarity as well as otherness.