When Lorraine Loots first started painting miniatures, people would often question what she would do with something so small. “Eventually, I just said that they were made for ants,” says the South African miniaturist artist, who is staging her first solo Asian exhibition — #ANTSinSINGAPORE — at K+ Curatorial Space. Curated by Kinetic Singapore, the hundred works from her Potluck 100 | Paintings for Ants series centre on a theme for each day of the week. She’s also painted five original miniatures just for Singapore.
“Ironically, this is a project I started because I didn’t want to be an artist anymore,” reveals the Cape Town native. Committing an hour every day to paint was her way of keeping her art alive. To stick to the self-imposed time limit, Loots decided to paint in miniature and, thus, her 365 Paintings for Ants project was born. Loots has since quit her day job to focus fully on painting. All her exhibited prints, including her original Singapore-themed artworks, are available for sale at the exhibition.
#ANTSinSINGAPORE is held at K+ Curatorial Space till 29 October. For details, visit facebook.com/kplussg.