Deserted Girl, a kind of selfportrait
by Lotte Teusink
Lotte Teusink (1982) lives and works in Rotterdam. She stayed, all on her own a full month in Polranny in the fall of 2014.
The dark side of things, loneliness, nature and music inspire her. In her own words, as found on her website:
“|….I love the dark side of things, and in my paintings I am looking for a sense of melancholy and solitude. My paintings are often inhabited with big eyed figures, gazing into the viewers eyes. They seem to be turned within themselves, thinking and wondering about things. They are grown ups, though with a childlike innocence and fear of the unknown…..
…My artworks are a bold mix of pop surrealism, lowbrow, folk, and naieve art. Interweaved with a sense of melancholy, nostalgia, but also humour. Bright patterns, big eyes, and harmonious use of colours and balanced compositions are a definite trademark of mine.
Technically speaking, my paintings are made with mixed materials: oil paint is my main and beloved material, but I’m often using acrylic paint for transparently layering a background. There is a practical reason for that: it dries quicker than oil paint, which keeps me in the flow. Sometimes I use charcoal and ink, too.”
We spotted Deserted Girl on Facebook yesterday. It was sold already, helas!