Lorette C. Luzajic

Lorette C. Luzajic is an artist and writer in Toronto, Canada. She is inspired by art history, cities, and human creativity. Her work has shown widely in Toronto, as well as in Chicago, Brooklyn, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Mexico, Tunisia, and beyond. She is the editor of The Ekphrastic Review, a literary journal devoted to poetry inspired by visual art.

Returning to a Place That I Have Never Been


This piece is from a series called Family Circus, envisioning the players in the genealogical drama of dysfunction as theatrical, surreal characters.

My use of materials reflects the same montage quality as the varied concepts that inspire me. I use acrylic paint, gouache paint, watercolour, collage, spray paint, ink, fabric paint, chalk pastel, oil stick, oil pastel, crayons, pencil crayons, graphite, found papers, found photographs, found images, house paint, plaster, silicone, pen, markers, cosmetics, glues, stickers, and any other media I can incorporate.

A collagist is always looking, always deconstructing and reconstructing. From dentist waiting room magazines to church hymnals to art history masterpieces at the museum to nightclub flyers, my mind is constantly snipping, juxtaposing, discovering, experimenting, replacing, gluing over, scraping back layers, recontextualizing. I am driven by eclectic curiosity, and by the joy of juxtaposition. My work is a curiosity cabinet and an apothecary of magic potions and spells. It is poetry, and a surreal dream. It is the frantic pace of the city and the magnificent silence of the night. It is about love and death and the sacred and inane, and the absurdity and beauty in all things.

  • : Mixed Media
  • : Stretched Canvas
  • : Acrylic | Watercolor | Pencil | Colored Pencil | Paper | Pastel
  • : No
  • : yes
  • : Signed On Back
  • : 2018
  • : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • : 12x12x.75