Born in Leningrad, 1953
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Leningrad (Department of Sculpture), 1982
Member of the Union of Artists
As a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, Robert Lotosh acquired advanced skills of traditional schooling facilitating his ability to express his very definitive imagination. He is deeply attached to the intimate world of everyday life, creating family portraits, city-folk personalities, objects such a sewing machines, mini-scene compositions such as Motherhood, Whispering, A Show of Affection (also named David and Bathsheba), A Dance, A Bed, arelief series of Kisses, and images such as a women putting on make-up, powdering her nose, or chatting on the phone.
Lotosh’s work contains a wide range of images and emotions depicted with tenderness, irony, good-natured mockery, and humor. Shaping these images in bronze, stone or wood, is a process of elevating every moment of our lives, enabling the artist to give his works an element of eternity. Re-molding ordinary forms into sculptural objects does not renounce the tradition, but rather develops it in a way which conveys the artist’s personal sensibility. The coarse, refined, or bursting texture is always in accordance with the nature of the material’s intensity. This is what stresses the authenticity and spiritual impact of Lotosh’s works.
Lotosh’s exploration of biblical and national heritage comes together with an animated object such as a sewing machine and his favorite character King David. He chooses to mold King David as a shepherd and as a powerful king. Through his extensive sculptural endeavors, Lotosh establishes a consistant theme of viewing the world from inside out, and from the remote roots of his people’s history.