Lola Dupre's Five Things.

Written by Lazy Gramophone on Friday the 24th of May 2013

Five Things is a series of short journal posts introducing each of the writers and artists involved in our up-coming Time project.

Since the project's inception, the idea has been to create an environment where independent writers and artists could come together in order to share their work. The result of this endeavour is a collection of stories, images and poems based around the theme of time, its pages placing particular focus upon the relationship between words and pictures. By sharing in this way we hope to inspire each other as well as those around us, to draw a diverse audience and so help to illuminate the work of alternative artists and writers everywhere. 


Born 1982 - Algeria. In early 2012 Lola moved to a new studio in the south of France near Avignon. Previously she worked from the Chateau studios and then the Chalet studios in Glasgow, Scotland. Lola grew up in Algeria, Paris and London before moving to Glasgow where she has produced the majority of her work to date. Highly fractured and complex, her collage work represents her fascination with detail, the normal and the abnormal. Lola Dupre works with portraiture, editorial, commission based projects and collaborates with other visual artists. She is currently working with photographers on several upcoming editorial projects, a clash of art and fashion. Lola Dupre works exclusively with paper, scissors and PVA glue, her collage work is sometimes mistaken for digital manipulation but her work has always been grounded in traditional media. Her inspiration however includes the modern photoshopped collage, as well as people, nature and the work of her peers and accomplices. In 2011 Lola exhibited works in Los Angeles (Phoneboothgallery, CES FA), San Francisco (FFDG), Glasgow (Collins Gallery) and Tokyo (Vacant).

Five Things that have Inspired Me.

1/ The Nose, Nikolai Gogol
One of the first books I can remember reading. I loved the unpredictable fantasy of it. It inspired me to read a lot of Russian literature.

2/ The Triumph of Death, Pieter Bruegel the Elder
My parents had a print of this painting in our bathroom when I was a kid. I loved it because it shocked me and fascinated me, I think before this point I though tart had to be paintings of flowers, English landscapes or Renaissance portraits. 

3/ Spain
Over the last two years I lived in France and Portugal. The endless delight at new surroundings is a never ending flow of inspiration. 

4/ The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch
I have seen this triptych a few times in Madrid, the epic detail and composition are so forward thinking, brilliant and hilarious, you cant help but marvel at it.

5/ The work of Hannah Hoch
I think the first collage artist I became aware of; as a young child I visited an exhibition of her work. I think it influenced the fascination with fuzzy felt that I had at the time.The seemingly simple juxtaposition of images was magical and inspiring.

The Time Project.

1. Time Book Launch Lazy Gramophone Events Page 

2. Time Book Launch Facebook Page

3. View our Clock page (counting down to the release of Time)

4. An introduction to Time

5. Contributors' Five Things Journal Posts:
Adam Green
Bryn Hall
Inua Ellams
Zoe Catherine Kendall
Andrew Walter
Laura Dockrill
Mat Lloyd
Sorana Santos
Will Conway
Hannah Stephenson
Matt Black
Claire Fletcher
Carl Laurence
- Zophiel Webb
Jude Melling
Stacie Withers
Tom Hirons
Megan Leonie Hall
Vincent J Prince
Kaitlin Beckett
Guy J Jackson
Eliza Gregory
Jeannie Paske
Jo Tedds
Maria Drummey
Tom Harris
Liz Adams
Lola Dupre
Kirsty Allison
Alexander Aspinall
Paul Bloom

6. Buy Time from the Lazy Gramophone Shop 

7. Press/Reviews
(Click the links below to read each article in full)

Huffington Post:
'An intriguing book project from one of the most innovative groups of creative people in the city.' ~ Huffington Post

Fabric Magazine:
'...we'll bet you've never seen time as it's portrayed in this stunning new publication.' ~ Fabric Magazine

Rooms Magazine:
'Time is a treasure box brimming with creativity and fresh talent.' ~ Rooms Magazine

Annexe Magazine:
'Lazy Gramophone's anthology, Time, lives up to the high bar it sets for itself.' ~ Annexe Magazine


For more on The Time Project tweet us @lazygramophone or #TheTimeProjectLGP or visit our Time Facebook page.
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