Social Atrocities: Meet Monique Lofters

Social Atrocities: Meet Monique Lofters

Posted by Kori Solomon
June 05, 2014

Social Atrocities: Meet Monique Lofters

She loves to create three-dimensional (3D) objects while learning and implementing various techniques across the board of the art spectrum (textiles, painting, weaving etc). For this body of work, long time painter, Monique Lofters, decided to utilize bright colours and gem tones, after having stepped away from chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow) for now. This body of work that she will be displaying come June 26th at The Olympia Gallery is entitled "All that's Glitter...All that's Gold." The inspiration for this name and theme came along by way of a song from recording artist Rebbecca Furguson called "Glitter & Gold." Lofters fell in love with the song more and more each time she heard it. She utilized the words, as an opportunity to reflect on the state of the continous changes occuring in cultures right around the world. Her observations concluded that vanity invaded the preservation of culture and roots and continues to have a rapid effect on such.  

She had this advice for other artists with regards to inspiration, "Don't wait on inspiration only to come your way, that may be once in a blue moon. Continue to push yourself through reading, interacting with other artist and travel, travel, travel." Her greatest achievement to date is participating in two international exhibitions, one of which was in London,England through the Black Circle Gallery by Theresea Roberts where she had a few pieces sold. She intends to continue this body of work, pushing the boundaries, as an extended series which she is hoping can travel beyond Kingston. Lofters has been practicing art from as early as the age of ten, when she became a member of the art club at Quest Preparatory.

Social Atrocities: Meet Monique Lofters

Social Atrocities: Thursday June 26th at the Olympia Gallery