Brian Lotti (b. 1972, Okinawa, Japan) often sketches in plein-air, and uses varied swathes of vibrant color, quick staccatos, and heavy impasto strokes to form color blocked architecture, figures, and horizons. Lotti captures the spontaneity of atmosphere, light, and movement in the immediate environment. Lotti’s longtime involvement with skateboarding, as a pro rider and later filmmaker, has fostered a hypersensitivity to the street as an aesthetic subject, concerned with translating physicality, sensuality, and emotions. Lotti uses the language of Expressionism and Impressionism to describe the fleeting, dynamic, and visceral experience of urban landscapes.