Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California
My work is a representation of our shared frustration of our inability to effect change. I intend to provoke a sense of disorientation and imbalance to highlight an uncertainty about the future. The use of seemingly benign colors and paint application is an introduction that is quickly followed by an emotional shift. My paintings intentionally hold many shapes and images tightly together and often cause a sense of tension or claustrophobia. In this moment everything is stable but there is an imminent sense of impending collapse. Echoing the fear that any change may be disastrous. The paintings hold my secrets, simultaneously self-protective and revelatory, (intended to reveal and conceal). Suppression expelled. An expression of gross accumulation. Each painting is a performance of color, form, personal grief and larger anxieties about the world as they tumble out and quickly pile up. A reflection of the aftermath of consequences unconsidered.
Inconsistent Behavior, Mixed Media on Canvas, 95" x 120"
Sugarcoated, 88" x 95"
Notes for Survivaly, Mixed Media on Canvas, 96" x 143"
The One With the Bord, Mixed Media on Canvas, 93" x 115"
Duck, Duck, Dog II, Mixed Media on Canvas, 40" x 40"
The Jester, Mixed Media on Canvas, 96" x 143"
Green Eyed, Mixed Media on Canvas, 96" x 143"
Refuse, Mixed Media on Canvas, 93" x 115"
Equivocality, Mixed Media on Canvas, 95" x 112"
Rehearsed Alibi, Mixed Media on Canvas, 80" x 96"
Elizabeth Loftus holds a BFA and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in both Chicago and Los Angeles. She has exhibited her work in numerous shows in the Midwest and will be featured in an upcoming edition of New American Paintings.