Lo Lo No
Lo Lo No is a trans-disciplinary artist, researcher and curator with a focus on self-portraiture and curating LGBTQIA+ artists.
They present their personal work as ‘constellations’, collections and installations that hold imagery, text and video that constellate the themes of my research and art practice.
Themes of binary inheritance, trauma and transformations, portals and heterotopias, otherness and affirmation, cosmologies, intra-psychic, digital and cellular activities.
Methodologies and materials they use to explore these themes are;
Painting, collage, mixed media, auto-ethnography, digital production, fashion, drawing, Drag and performance.
Lo Lo uses art practice, self-portraits and portraits as access tools, ways of seeing and becoming in a society where it can be a struggle to see ones self reflected. They are a site to explore and perform, embody and enchant narratives and self expression that process lived experiences.
Their interests lie in archetypes, primordial lineages, social reproduction and chimerisation within myth, philosophy, self and society; In conversation with identity, metaphor and paradox.
Interested in manifesting cognitive experiences, using emotional materiality in performance and conjuring of narrative essence through symbolic set design, costuming and makeup.
Lo Lo No is prolific in their processes and often use and re-use imagery and sound making in a process that condenses, undulates and abstracts its subjectivity, producing distillations of themes in alchemical processes that can further contextualise through the process of making and reflecting.
Working commercially as a storyboard and concept artist in the music, fashion and advertising sector they collaborate with directors, producers and photographers on productions for Mugler, Rolls Royce, MTV and Bjork among others.
They curate and produce the Margate Pride art festival PAM (Pride Art Map), a two weeks festival of exhibitions and workshops centring queer art and performance.
They facilitate workshops for LGBTQIA+ wellness platform We Create Space and have delivered numerous workshops and talks on queer identity, ethical fashion campaigning and their experience as an activist in the creative industries.
Lo Lo No recently completed a Masters in Fine Art at ESADHaR and The Margate School and they are a trustee for AiRM (Art in Romney Marsh).