Lorca is a self-taught artist from Chicago who has been collaging chimerical and uncanny creatures for five years. A driving force behind their art is the desire to create archetypes and mythos that explore liminality and ambivalence as powerful rather than defective or toxic. These collage characters are salvaged, scavenged, pieced together from a myriad of sources - their bodies literally cut nature at its joints and paste it back together. They offer guardianship and guidance for whomever will make a binary - between psychosis and sanity, man and woman, flesh and technology, beauty and deformation - their battleground.
A former psychology student, Lorca draws from their knowledge of phenomena such as proprioception, face blindness, and alexithymia to create art that interrogates normative ideas of viable and valuable bodies and minds. Their art is deeply influenced by their own experiences, as a queer and mentally ill person, of communicating and claiming in-betweenness in the context of conventional boundaries defining gender, health, and labour. Other sources of inspiration for them include Ray Bradbury, Dave McKean, Alexander McQueen, Francis Bacon, Russian and Norse mythology, medical illustration, and cyberpunk.
Lorca can be found skulking around Chicago with their german shepherd reading books and drinking black tea. They can be found on Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook.