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Lisa Riot
Fine Art MA

Winchester School of Art

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Fine Art / Photography / Sculpture

My location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Winchester School of Art

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Lisa Riot

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First Name: Lisa

Last Name: Riot

University / College: Winchester School of Art

Course / Program: Fine Art MA

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Fine Art / Photography / Sculpture

My Location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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About:

My practice documents my everyday experience of the world, in particular my relationship with social and family hierarchy and the responsibility I feel as a female. Issues of ageing, identity and self discovery are at the forefront of my work which transcends photography, sculpture, collage and installation. Exploring the constant battle between responsibility and freedom, I use a variety of media to elaborate the complexity and duality of these subjects. Language plays a key role in my work: Language as both form and meaning, both poetic and polemic. My influences range from Street Art to the Feminist Art of the 70's and 80's to the work of great women contemporary artists such as Doris Salcedo, Annette Messager and Mona Hatoum.I have a strong background in Architecture which often materialises in my work by the use of space, scale, materiality and anthropometrics.My recent work has focused upon my body and human form and it has also responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Refractions of the Self

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Refractions of the Self are two sculptural pieces that sit together in a dark interior space. They represent humanity, our personal dualities and our strengths and weaknesses. They are made up of panels or 'ribbons' of words and light and resemble reclining human figures, socially distanced from each other and opposing. The words that appear on them are made up of both positive and negative, words which either liberate or subjugate. The figures are large and form bridges with their legs, so the viewer passes beneath them and is covered in the refracted words. Throughout the pandemic, people have had time to reflect and through worldwide events maybe evaluate their responses to others by way of considering ethnicity, gender, economic/geographical and cultural divides. We are all in this together, the differences between us is small. Can we emerge from this pandemic more inclusive and considerate?