Artists

  • Semaphore EU

    Lara Ritosa-Roberts, Semaphore EU, Bronze, 22 x 30 x 5 cm (figures)

  • My piece of England

    Lara Ritosa-Roberts, My piece of England, Concrete and plastic, 12 x 9 x 3 cm

  • Yugoyoga

    Lara Ritosa-Roberts, Yugoyoga, Live performance inspired by communist sculptures and monuments, Varied

  • Motherland

    Lara Ritosa-Roberts, Motherland, Digital image of a mixed media sculpture : wax, plaster and slide-projection, Life size

Lara Ritosa-Roberts MRBS

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  • Website: http://www.lararitosaroberts.wordpress.com

I'm a sculptor and visual/performance artist based in South London.

Born in Croatia, I have lived and worked in South London since 1994. I obtained an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, UAL in 2007, and a BA Hons in Sculpture from Camberwell College of Arts (2004). I also trained as a physical theatre performer at Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique, London (1995 – 1999). In my work I explore the relationship between ideology and the body with the aim of evoking a sense of fractured and displaced identity. Through sculpture, installation, and performance, I hope to provoke the viewing of the body as a cultural and political construct. I often refer to the visual heritage and seminal historical moments of my youth, such as socialist-realist aesthetics, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of communism, and the subsequent war in my homeland.  I’m re-appropriating the symbolic language found in the domain of public monuments, mass physical exercises and pageantry, and juxtaposing it with the private and the everyday. The intended outcome is a personal narrative that raises questions around collective experience and individual encounters.

  • Categories: Installation/Land/Site-specific, Other, Figurative/Realism
  • Materials: Brick/Concrete/Plaster, Bronze, Mixed media
  • Location: London