Detroit artist, Debbee Lotito, works in an array of mixed media including watercolor, ink, pastel, pencil, and digital art. Lotito’s consistently stunning works on paper fuse a subtle minimalism with organic figuration and translucent, bleeding waves of color. Her works are both aloof and systematic and engage the viewer via a willful and imaginary reservoir while incorporating conceptual and purely visual values within an infinitely layered and rich dialogue.
I work in a variety of media, not limiting myself through choice of materials but using whatever is appropriate to convey the raw, authentic result I have in mind. I employ a subtle, minimalistic approach which combines clarity of content with an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimalist art.
Allegory is important to my work, as my creations abound with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. This allows me to approach a wide range of subjects, in a multi-layered way. My daily experiences, the personal trials of my past, and my direct environment all have a part to play in my work, providing inspiration and context, while the use of line is crucial to the effect I want to convey. Each work stands alone, on its own integrity and creativity, although of course they are all individually an expression of my personal development and process.