Wednesday 28 February 2018

Liz Payne

Liz Payne is an Australian textile artist who combines bold coloured paint with stitch and bead textures.
"I get a lot of inspiration from historical influences, for example the beautiful textiles and beaded artefacts from countries such as Nigeria, Guatemala and Uzbekistan - where pieces were not only decorative and functional but also told a story of the many hours and hands that worked on it.

I'm also immensely inspired by contemporary influence and trends in fashion, culture, media and design. I think it's this blend of the old with the new that I find really appealing."
Liz Payne 

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Marian Bijlenga

I have been fascinated and inspired by the work of  Dutch artist Marian Bijlenga for sometime.

Marian Bijlenga creates installations and wall sculptures from delicately worked elements of horse hair, viscose, paper, glass and fish scales. She studied at the Rietveld Art Academy in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her work is like flight maps of birds or organisms under the microscope, detailed, magical and organic.

“I am fascinated by dots, lines and contours, by their rhythmical movements but also by the empty space they confine. Instead of drawing on paper, I draw in space by using textile as a material. I work with thread, fabric and horsehair, materials that are soft, light, flexible and open to endless development. The suppleness of textiles gives me the greatest possible freedom to achieve my goal: the discovery of new forms.

Be guided by what happens around you. Don’t try too hard to direct, plan, master everything. For me, it is more important to be led by what crosses your path, the accidental encounter, things that happen outside yourself. Marian Bijlenga

Thursday 1 February 2018

Tobias Gremmler

"Fabric and skin is translated into a digital mesh that acts like a dynamic membrane between body and the surrounding space. Like fashion, it constructs/deconstructs identity and becomes a media that propagates information in form of textures, patterns and shapes. The work visualizes this underlying forces in forms of threads weaving together and tearing apart fragments of cloth and skin. Exhibited as scenographic media installation at Osage Gallery during HK|Runway." Tobias Gremmier