Born 1986 Aberdeen, UK

Artist living and working in London.

Graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 with a BA in Fine Art, followed by an MA in History of Art and Photography from Birkbeck University of London in 2015.

In her current practice Lorna Robertson is intrigued by way that a peculiar type of exhibitionism around photographs of the male body has developed in the 21st century; from the idealised and the erotic to the athletic and the violent. Lorna draws on the techniques and principles of photomontage to make 2D and video works that bring together aspects of masculine culture that are disparate; blood stained boxers unexpectedly meet with the lure of reclining undressed models. Whilst photomontage as a process is close to 170 years old, Lorna wants to see what it can offer us in the 21st century as we grapple with digital visual culture. The process of fragmentation and re-assembly of visual material provides us with a wider possibility of interpretation than the original photographs allow. At it’s most exciting; the end result of photomontage produces new and unexpected responses in the viewer.


Photography and Identity

Article on Lorna's research into photography and identity in British society during the 1970s- 1980s, in the work of the feminist socialist photographer Jo Spence (1934-1992). Drawing on archive material in the Jo Spence Memorial Library at Birkbeck University of London, Lorna discusses the influence that personal and mass photography have on the way that we construct ideas about our identity.