Lotte Gertz is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow. Gertz’ practice encompasses painting, printmaking and collage. She works on various types of unprimed fabric, linen and Japanese paper, often making use of left-over works and detritus that accumulates in the studio. Found objects and fragments of her immediate and personal environment have become components in the image making, as well as prehistoric tools, embroidery design, diy imagery, wi-fi symbols and letters of the alphabet.
Gertz often makes use of literature or poetry in her titles; found fragments of text, amalgamating image and title to create new meanings. She continuously challenges the notions of hierarchy and value. Many works bypass the stretcher frame: by hanging materials straight on the wall, Gertz is interested in how they allude to the alternative traditions of craft and textiles while also remaining in the canonised history of painting. Lotte Gertz studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, and at The Glasgow School of Art, Painting department.
Solo exhibitions include: Migrating Eye, Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow (2019); Various borders placed together, with Charlie Hammond, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow, (2017); Omgang med tingene, with Mia Fryland, Aberdabei, Copenhagen (2016); Rugs and letters, Glasgow Project Room (2015); The Possibility of Passwords, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (2013); New Work, Mary Mary, Glasgow (2012).
Group exhibitions include: Rituals of Regard and Recollection, Law Warschaw Gallery, Minnesota (2020); Low Plane Reality, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin (2019); HIT festival, Haugesund Museum, Norway (2019); Lotte Gertz, Charlie Hammond, Tony Swain, Oxford House, Glasgow (2018); A Picture Show (12 Glasgow painters), Gallery of of Modern Art, Glasgow (2013).