Lolo Loren was born Lise Lorraine Gelderman on 19 november 1971 in Rotterdam the Netherlands.  She signed her former art with Lolo Helb (her married name) and after her divorce LL . The LL stands for all the L’s in her names and  life. Via Den Hague, Paris and Amsterdam Lolo lives on Ibiza with her three children since 2006.

Inspired by the island, the light, the objectivity of the people, the absolute tranquility versus the bohemian party scene, she found her place to live and to paint. Once in her atelier she started a new line of paintings, looking for new inspiration through fashion, people, colors, internet, the sea, the beach, the sand, a party – everything she saw or experienced.

When Lolo finishes a painting the story is made about that painting, when you look long enough you will discover hidden faces or items or things to see which are not seen or seen differently by others, suddenly appearing without purpose.

A couple of years ago Lolo started to use a lot of mixed materials like cement, clay, sand, raw pigments and extra pieces of canvas, Arabic gum etc.  Being difficult to hold together on the main canvas she uses a layer – sometimes more layers – of a glossy coating to seal it.  This brings a three-dimensional look and feel to these works and the colors become brighter – an  effect contrasts with the raw materials in the art.

From painting came photography, the pictures Lolo takes are of herself, with her own camera, not knowing what the end result will be. Her interaction with the camera position and her feelings in that moment determine the final image. Lolo’s only goal is that the images let you explore your own thoughts and desires, sometimes mysterious, sensual or even erotic.  She hopes to help others believe in their own beauty, and understand that the perfect picture doesn’t exist and can’t be created.  This aim for perfection fuels an unrealistic desire for having more, better, smarter, tighter… a burden which makes us forget what actually is… you are perfect as you are!

History of Lolo Loren
Education:

Esmod Academie Paris
Economics University of Amsterdam
Vogue Academie Amsterdam

Events:
Publicity&TV and sources:

Art Fair ZURICH 2015

LAYER LAREN 2016 Joined exposition Micky Hoogendijk and Judith Wiersema

LAYER IBIZA 2016 Joined exposition Micky Hoogendijk and Judith Wiersema

Art BASEL , BASEL2016

Mosaik in private collection Hyatt Park Hotel Zurich

Saatchi Art online Lololoren

V&D Styling TV,

Verliefd op Ibiza,TV,

JortKelder ‘hoe heurt het eigenlijk’,TV,

TV RTL Z

TV LAUREN ON IBIZA

TV LXRY with IRENE VAN DER LAAR

White Ibiza.com,

Ibiza ART Guide 2011/2012
Grazia
VT wonen
Diario Ibiza newspaper
Pacha magazine
Residence
Kek mama
Quote

Wikipedia

Prive

Nouveau magazine
House and Gardens

Exhibitions:
Naarden, vestingkunsthandel Floris Siemer, Q wachthuis 2007
Ibiza, la galería Art On Ibiza,illuminated colors 2008
Galerie Elephante Ibiza, 2010
Oegstgeest ,The Huet Borthers, Cash! 2011
Amsterdam kerkstraat ,Epoxyexpo 2012
Artipico Galerie Schiedam 2013
Galerie ArtVisie Nieuwe Spiegelstraat Amsterdam.2013/2014
Amsterdam Amstel intercontinental Hotel Book launch 2014
Art Fair Zurich 2015

RAI Amsterdam the Masters of LXRY fair.2015

LAYER LAREN 2016 Joined exposition Micky Hoogendijk and Judith Wiersema

LAYER IBIZA 2016 Joined exposition Micky Hoogendijk and Judith Wiersema

Art BASEL , BASEL2016

Art Basel Miami , Spectrum 2016

Art Boca Raton 2017

Art PalmBeach 2017

ArExpo New York 2017

Art Santa Fe  July 2017

Updated Biography 2016

Ibiza-based, Rotterdam-born artist Lolo Loren lives between worlds. She studied economics. Worked in fashion and interior design in Paris and Amsterdam. She married, took her husband’s name, became a mother, moved to Ibiza, divorced, raised her children. Painting was a wedge to drive between the bricks of convention that threatened to surround her. Her art arises from a fearless impulse to explore outside the barriers. Instead of seeking refuge in definitions like “woman”/”mother”/”Dutch”/”expat”/” Lolo confronts the contradictions, demands and expectations of her different roles through artwork that is always larger than life.

From her early days experimenting with paint and canvas in an Amsterdam squat (“you can’t paint the way I do in your living room” she notes) Lolo has erred on the side of bold. Many of her grand-scale paintings include a mix of materials like cement, clay, sand, raw pigments, extra pieces of canvas, Arabic gum and even the occasional dessicated hedgehog. The mixed media canvases are painted with layers of clear gloss to bond the contrasting elements. This pragmatic technique emerges as a poignant metaphor for the ceaseless struggle to integrate life’s disparate elements.

Intuition and emotion fuel Lolo’s work and she invites her audience to participate in the creative process. Rather than impose narratives or explanations she invites people to immerse themselves in her paintings and photographs and discover their own stories. “Everyone has a different experience,” she says. “When you look long enough you will discover hidden faces or items or things not seen, or seen differently, by others.”

Photography is a medium Lolo uses to further explore ways of seeing. Initially, she was her main subject, posing playfully, unselfconsciously, spontaneously as a challenge to the sterile perfection of mainstream fashion photography. When the selfie exploded into a global cultural phenomenon she turned her lens to nature, exploring the intricacies of the trees, fields, and flowers that surround her bohemian home on the north of Ibiza.

Regardless of medium or subject, Lolo’s artwork is a celebration of complex, multi-faceted life and a prism through which viewers can explore their own memories, thoughts and desires.