Wednesday 30 August 2017

Althea Crome

Artist Althea Crome is a micro knitter who uses silk sewing thread and polished surgical wire as needles. Creating these tiny beauties; Gloves for a spider? Socks for a stag beetle and a jacket fit for a queen bee.

Saturday 26 August 2017

Sergio Castaño

Barcelona student; Sergio Castaño's “Aceite de Palma”, pursues stereo types in search of individuality, investigating of fifteen different possible people archetypes of today’s society, all of them characterized or re-worked with humor, but respecting the essence of each one. Inspired by “The History of Ugliness” by Umberto Eco, Sergio wanted to explore the idea of relativity as a way to understand the truth about beautiful /ugly stereo types.

Thursday 24 August 2017

Gareth Brookes

A karmasutra of tangled thread, these are some of the reversible sex embroideries of Gareth Brookes. Gareth Brookes is a graphic novelist, printmaker, textile artist and bookmaker who crosses genres and evades classification.

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Donna Huanca

Uses skin as a canvas and explores colour, contrast and pattern this exploration applied straight to the skin is a fascinating way to explore the nature and character of clothing.
"A lot of my works, in the beginning, were all related to clothing because I was nomadic. It was always about bundling up and carrying everything you own and have on your body. A lot of it was binding and hiding the body, and protection of the body. Slowly it started to disrobe and become about the skin. A blank canvas." Donna Huanca 

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Fanny Allié II

 Sculptural body forms created using bin bags by Fanny Allié. Many years ago I made similar wearable structures with students and inflated them, it is a cheap and easy material to explore form, silhouette, and shape with.

Saturday 19 August 2017

Fanny Allié I

"My work shows traces of a fleeting moment, an ephemeral existence and most of all, a narrative that links us to each other in our daily life.
In my recent collage work, I tear apart and re-assemble pieces of found fabric, mixed media and newsprint images to create imaginary characters. This collection of small collaged figures are informed by my daily observation of people living on the New York City streets, the news and personal recollections.
A city is made by all the individuals who inhabit it; the ones that we see everyday and the invisible ones who merge with facades and sidewalks and who become the street itself. My practice is based on my own subjective experience of the city through the people I cross paths with, on a daily basis. Found materials is at the core of my practice: found paper, used fabric, strips of plastic or scraps of wall paint, fragments and little objects found on the street are used for the making of my characters which become creations and products of the city itself. My imaginary characters inspired by underground and unseen human figures often carry and develop alternative economies, in an urban context." Fanny Allié

Thursday 3 August 2017

Jill Flower

Jill Flower uses paper as fabric in her textile sculptures and jewellery she uses printed materials as an extra layer of meaning whilst creating a complex lace of culture.

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Ines Seidal

Ines Seidal works with printed paper, and words amongst other things, turning cultural waste into new stories that take the essence of the past into sensual fresh shapes. Her work has great beauty as she uses great skill and aesthetic to create her art and art objects. This 'dress' is from a project called; 'Wearing the News'.