Lola creates surreal distorted portraits, some made of shattered fragments, exploded features, and some loopy figures I would certainly call dali-esque. I think they're great, she's creating a new perspective with each collaged caricature.
Also worth mentioning is her first solo show, Shrapnel, featuring new Exploded Portraits opening this Saturday (tomorrow!) at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, Caifornia. Reception 7-10pm. Runs until November 5th.
Describe your work in 10 words or less.
Paper shards heaped onto wood panels.
What do you like to work with (magazines, photographs, vintage)? Be specific!
A4 prints of magazine images, vintage photographs, and images obtained directly in collaboration with photographers.
How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?
About 12 years, a love for the accessibility of it.
Are you solely an artist, or do you work in another profession?
Solely an artist and illustrator.
Do you have any formal art training?
Explain your favourite techniques.
The stretching and distortion of the unstretchable.
Describe your favourite piece ever created.
Almost always this is simply the last piece or pieces I made.
What other artists do you admire?
Many, my closest inspiration is the fellow collage artist I am currently working with, the amazing Yvonne Chiffon.