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Lotie lives and works in France. A self-taught women, she decided to dedicate herself to Illustrative Arts in 2003 after studying History, History of Art and Communication.
She shares her time between professional illustration and artistic research projects, allowing her to contribute to exhibitions all over the world.
Since childhood, Lotie has loved flicking through illustrated books and reproducing their drawings: ancient engravings (Gustave Doré, Martin Schongauer), Art Nouveau and architecture, to name a few. She then became fascinated with comics and Asian animation movies (Hayao Miyazaki, Osamu Tezuka). But her main source of inspiration is her surroundings, nature, its organic shapes and textures.
Her graphic universe is poetic, dreamlike, intriguing and towering. A place where nature reasserts itself. The human figure is an accessory, anonymous, almost non-existent. What remains are moving curves, roundness and elegance.
She always begins her artworks by drawing in black and white with rOtring ink and rOtring Isograph 0.10. Then she can optionally add some steps, incorporating collaged photography elements, some colours or textures.
She became a rOtring addict when she was a child, lusting over her mother’s big rOtring case. Lotie never shifted from rOtring.
She has also worked on animation projects, mixing sounds and visual research, to take the onlooker to a different sensual space.
Advertisers, designers, and jewellers from the world over are inviting Lotie to work on their projects. From poster campaigns to TV ads, from clothing to websites and packaging to mural painting, she has more than one string to her bow. Currently, she is very dedicated to the fashion world.
Animations: Lotie’s Vimeo