Debbie Loftus studied at the Chelsea School of Art. As a practising fine artist she focuses on themed sequences, exploring motifs from science, mathematics,literature, music and performance, and art history. Her versatility and experimental approach to materials are informed by the underlying structure of observational drawing and colour theory applied to abstract subject matter.
In 2014 she was artist-in-residence at Central Ballet, producing images live in rehearsals and larger conceptual pieces in her studio. In June 2015 Loftus exhibited at the British Museum, where she was artist-in-residence for the premiere of Panathenaia, a contemporary cantata based on scenes from the Parthenon Frieze, performed in the Duveen Gallery. Loftus produced a suite of large works in response to the frieze, and also a number of drawings both of the sculptures and of the performers in rehearsal and on stage, culminating with a monumental triptych incorporating elements from a Braille guide to the frieze. In 2016 Loftus showed photographic images from her series Illustrated London News at Ulriksdals Slottsteater in Stockholm. Her work has also appeared in numerous publications, including The Art of Borrowing (Festival O/Modernt, 2016), which featured images from Ab Ovo and Ab Initio, two series of paintings made with the help of a digital microscope that explore the formal properties of minute areas manipulated colour.
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