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92 ARTIST PROFILE Kench Lott

United, 2018, 243 x 304 cm

Kench Lott

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hrough sculptural optical illusions which challenge the viewer’s sense of space and depth, Kench Lott creates a mindful form of escapism; diverting attention from the irrelevancies of society. His sharp, geometric forms extend from wall and floor, the lines and angles exciting the eye while exploring our perceptions of what is optically possible. Primarily a three-dimensional artist, his visual paradoxes are constructed from hollow steel pipe and solid rod. His process sees him beginning with a series of sketches on graph paper, before emulating them in real space. The structures are created to be intentionally visually confusing,

inviting the viewer to focus their attention when studying each work. The artist intends a similar experience to viewing religious symbolism; a contemplative state away from the social ills of contemporary society. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Lott received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Savannah State University and a Master of Fine Arts emphasis in sculpture at Georgia Southern University. His work has been shown and published both nationally and internationally. kenchlott.com kenchlott@gmail.com

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