Juliette Losq

My work describes the borderlands at the edge of human habitation. Reclaimed by nature, these regions become refuges for wildlife, dens for children, and spaces of speculation on what might have gone on before and what may be occurring out of sight.

Through creating detailed, large-scale ink and watercolour landscapes, I aim to challenge the traditional associations of this medium with preparatory sketching in the field, or domestic scale and usage. As part of my working process I produce paper landscapes inspired by historical optical devices such as the paper peepshow, or Teleorama. These are used as maquettes from which to make drawings, paintings and installations. Though based on real places, these landscapes become fictional through their construction. Through this process of construction and reinterpretation, I aim to preserve the ephemerality of the sites I visit, whilst developing an understanding of the model as a partially imagined, partially ‘real’, space that can transport the viewer conceptually from one place to another.