Debbee Lotito (°1972, Detroit, United States) creates mixed media artworks, drawings and conceptual artworks. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, Lotito creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof, systematic and minimal.
Her practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for manoeuvring with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of mixed media art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. With a subtle minimalistic approach, she tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.
Her works never shows the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality.
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.