Margarita Frančeska Ieva Loze
Kayoon was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1997. She studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and painting at Siena Art Institute before returning to England to specialise in portraiture at Heatherley School of Art. She currently works as a figurative painter in Belsize Park, London. She looks to Italian and Korean art as influences in her painting practice.
Margarita Frančeska Ieva Loze (b.1997) is an artist born in Latvia, currently studying MFA Fine Art at Kingston School of Art in London. She has exhibited and screened her work in the UK, Turkey, Finland, and Latvia. In 2022, she was selected for the Venice Fellowships program for la Biennale de Venezia 2022, to develop her proposed project while stewarding the British Pavilion.
"I am a cross-disciplinary artist who works between embroidery, writing, hand-drawn stop motion, and sculpture".
Margarita has a fascination for déjà vu and a recall of familiarity with distinctive things. Her recent work mingles with the tradition of detailed and labour-oriented textile work with a contemporary approach of using found objects as a surface to create these embroidery works. She seeks objects with defined functions, these may be photo albums and frames, or peculiar objects with odd forms and holes. Although Margarita directly works on these materials, adding new marks with threads, she retains details of their original shapes and imperfections. By blending derelict objects' ephemerality with her imagination and attached memories, Margarita questions these dreamlike objects' function and the phenomenology of appearance.
"My interest in illusion also results in transparent paper drawings of movement in hand-drawn stop motion where I explore the poetic wandering of the world. Through the narratology of discontinuous remembrances of the present life, and loops of nostalgia from my childhood, I interweave together the sensitivity, softness, and curiosity of unnoted past experiences".
Kingston School of Art in London
Photography by Adela Blanco