Marginal Landscapes, Overlooked Borders: Watercolours and Ink Drawings by Juliette Losq

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A specialist in large-scale watercolour painting and ink drawings, London-based artist Juliette Losq depicts marginal landscapes that spring up in the overlooked borders of cities and towns. Using a palette that is muted and limited, she skillfully creates detailed scenes of plant life, concrete and graffiti. The imagery is often dark and brooding—as though straight out of a classic novel—and inviting.

“These become sites of speculation on what might have gone before and what may be occurring out of sight,” writes Juliette. “Drawing on the idea that we project imagined histories onto these spaces, I sometimes make reference to imagery derived from various sources, including Victorian newspaper illustrations, paper toys and ephemera.

“These are collaged together with my own documentation of these neglected byways to form composite scenes, which then become layered images. Found images and stylised…

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