INSPIRED BY URBAN CULTURE, CHAOS, DESTRUCTION AND THE CONSUMPTION-DRIVEN LIFESTYLE OF THE BOURGEOIS CLASS, LOLITA’S PIECES EMBODY THE CORRUPTION OF THE SOUL IN CITIES, SOCIETIES AND THE SUPERFICIAL WORLD. AT A VERY EARLY AGE, SHE DEVELOPED A PARTICULAR CURIOSITY IN ROTTING SURFACES AND IMAGES. HER INTEREST IN DECAYING MATERIALS GREW WHEN SHE MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY TO ATTEND PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN. SHE FOUND THAT THE VISUAL ASPECT OF DECAYING BILLBOARDS AND POSTERS AROUND THE STREETS, MIRRORED HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY. THE DEFACING, AND THE EVER-CHANGING RESULTS, CREATED AN EXCELLENT PLATFORM FOR HER MIND TO EXPLORE TEXTURES, MOVEMENT, ORDER, DISORDER AND BEAUTY IN THE MOST UNEXPECTED PLACES. 

EVERYDAY MEDIA IS TURNED INTO THE CITY’S COLLABORATION AND SERVES AS A PUBLIC PERFORMANCE SPACE, EACH DAY THAT GOES BY, THE VIEWER, THE PHYSICALITY OF THE OBJECT, AND THE CONDITIONS SURROUNDING IT CHANGES. WHEN LOLITA STARTED PRODUCING MIXED-MEDIA PIECES, SHE WANTED TO IMITATE THE NATURE OF DESTRUCTION IN THE SURFACE OF CANVAS. THIS SUPERFICIAL ABUSE BECAME HER TRADEMARK WHICH INTEGRATES ALL THE ELEMENTS IN HER PIECES AND AT THE SAME TIME CREATES TENSION BETWEEN THEM, RESONATING SOCIETIES CONTRAPUNTAL QUEST FOR BEAUTY WITHIN INFINITE DISORDER.

© Lolita Matsui