Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Tamara Kostianovsky


'Mesmerising flesh', by Tamara Kostianovsky is an abettor of sumptuous fabric carcasses with guts of tropical foliage inhabited by incredible birds. Created from clothing Tamara explains that this medium was affordable to her as a student and the fabric often came from clothing she had accidental shrunk in the wash. The 'carcasses' are suspended and rotate along a runner so they are viewed from all angles and are redolent of a fashion show.  These pieces are rich, sumptuous and equally compelling and horrifying just like real carcasses. 

“I grew up in Argentina during time of dictatorship, so these works for me are made with political intention to denounce the influence of that dictatorship on the female body,”

Sunday, 12 March 2023

Scarlett Yang

Scarlett Yang uses algae and silk in bio design and digital fabrication a collaboration with nature, to respect and welcome the organic decaying process to create fashion textiles with a life-cycle. Scarlett's work has been recognized for her contribution to advancing sustainable design technologies and has won the LVMH Green Trail award, The Mills Sustainability award, YouFab Global Creative Award and the Dezeen award. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Diedrick Brackens


Diedrick Brackens is using tapestry for his artistic language, elevating this painstaking medium, weaving time and place together, the threads of our world.

 ‘Cotton is the primary material because it is a very easy material to manipulate, it takes color beautifully and its historical significance in the U.S. relative to enslavement, violence and subjugation has had lasting effects on black bodies,’ he says. ‘I think of the process of hand weaving cotton as a small way to pay tribute to those who came before me and worked with the material under very different circumstances.’ Diedrick Brackens

Friday, 24 February 2023

Izumi Benitani II.

There is something magical and soulful about what I am going to call talisman clothes, slow fashion, items hand stitched with time and love. This is what the work of Japanese textile artist Izumi Benitani  embodies in her creations for me. It is beauty but it is also a story and so much more than plastic mass produced clothing that diminishes us our soul and our planet.  

Maybe it seems to rich to 'hippy' but in a life style where less is more this is like wearing the book of your life, wearing your soul on your sleeve.

Monday, 30 January 2023

Elmo Mistiaen


Elmo Mistiaen's works are artificial intelligence created, biomorphic outdoor fashions that draw on the surreal qualities of metamorphic and reactive nature to create incredible, fashion/ costume and practical fabric elements such as  textile habitats and luggage. 

Sunday, 29 January 2023

Marcin Nagraba

Using costume, make-up, digital collage and photography Marcin Nagraba creates phenomenal folkloric portraits often using her mother as a muse. 

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Franck Gérard

Franck Gérard is a self-taught French visual artist living and working in Angers, France who worked creating computer graphics for architecture for over 20 years, . 

These images are a selection from his 2023 Pop Girls Series. which he creates using Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Procreate and Artificial Intelligence.

Friday, 20 January 2023