I am interested in exploring rhythm, colour, and balance. My work starts from a formal exploration, and hopefully expands into deeper resonance. I like to use found materials as a way of interacting with coincidence in the world. I like the idea of taking society’s cast off images and creating something new from them. The work is best when it surprises.
Kurtiss Lofstrom was born in Great Falls, Montana, grew up in Seattle, Washington, studied at Goddard College in Vermont, and now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He has worked in a variety of artistic media, including 16mm & S8 film, music, painting, ceramic, and glass. He began making traditional cut & paste collages for Seattle band posters in the 80s and has come full circle, returning to collage. His work has been called “painting with paper”.