Loretta Lux

In: Featured Artists

7 Oct 2008

Lux’s photographs of children are not portraits in the traditional meaning of the word. Rather, she sees them as imaginary portraits which deal with the idea of childhood as a paradise lost. The carefree, innocent childhood ideal is explored in the photographs as an imaginary kingdom, one which is created more by the projection of adult ideals and concerns. The images, portraying self-aware children, are about the discovery of the self, or the development of a concept of one’s self. ìWe are radically alone and forced to choose our own path and create our own authentic life, but the self is a mystery,î says Lux.


“Girl with a Loaf of Bread”

Loretta Lux was born in Dresden, Germany in 1969 and currently lives and works in Ireland. Her work has been exhibited extensively abroad and is included in several collections in Europe and the United States, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Norton Museum of Art, the Bayerische Staatsgem”ldesammlung, Munich, Artothek Munich, Photo Museum Munich, and Fotomuseum Den Haag.

Visit Loretta Lux Official Website

Also View More of Her Work At The Yossi Milo Gallery

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