Alone, but so at home

Lotte Frances

09 Jul 22 - 17 Sep 22
Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre
Lotte Frances' artwork on canvas featuring coloured abstract shapes
Image: Lotte Frances, Don't Ask Me, 2022, oil, acrylic, oil pastel on canvas, 140 x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Alone, but so at home presents a series of abstract paintings by Lotte Frances. Exploring the complexities of queerness, loneliness and memory, this body of work showcases the artists unique visual language that is at once playful, vulnerable and intimate. Lotte employs vivid colour and experimental mark-making to transcribe their experience, bringing together the music they were listening to, their surroundings, and interactions with friends and family.

Lotte Frances is an emerging artist living and working on Wurundjeri Woi wurrung Country. A recent graduate of Fine Art Honours from RMIT University, Lotte has exhibited locally and internationally including Boom Gallery in Newtown, Five walls in Footscray, ØL and Laid Bug in Japan and has published a book of drawings through Stray Pages Press. Lotte Frances is the winner of the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Award – 2020 RMIT Honours Graduate Exhibition.

Further reading: Exhibition essay by Kat Gibson available here