In my practice as a visual artist, I usually combine elements from various disciplines, such as photography, drawing, installation and sculpture, and I do not feel restricted by ‘what I know’. Having this attitude I am allowing myself to experiment and to explore unfamiliar areas, both in relation to method and message. In general I seek to make work that is relatable and speaks to a broader audience – however – it always arises from a personal point of view.
I am interested in the perfect as a concept, and for this artist residency I will explore how this has developed and changed through time. Within this I will look into the concepts of the constructed and the natural. I wish to explore myths and rituals concerning the transforming body in relation to maturity and motherhood. By working with formable materials such as plaster, I intend to create organic and perfect sculptures.
Lotte Bækgaard is a visual artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Currently, she is pursuing her final year as a student in Fine Art Photography at The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and during this she went on exchange at Valand Academy in Göteborg, Sweden. Her practice evolves from photography, however she consistently uses elements from other contemporary art practices such as sculpture and installation. Lotte has a theoretical background, and holds a Bachelor degree in History from the University of Copenhagen. Alongside her art practice, she works in an historical open-air museum focused on rural history and architecture.