Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Nika Feldman I


Nika Feldman's work is all about creative innovative recycling, she takes the discarded deconstructs and reconstructs into her own almost tribal creations and used them for performance and installation.
In these images, she has used the collars of tee shirts to make new textile structures and ring pulls to create embroidered decoration. Her recycling is creating something intrinsically new with incredible shapes and forms and yet it also holds the traditions of handcrafted ancient textiles of India of the Americas.
"When there is an awareness of something made by hand, attention is drawn towards the making process.  The process and its related journey, histories and rituals are a focal point to my work.  Presenting my work as installation (sometimes performance based) allows for me to experiment with various expressions pertaining to process.  The medium of needle & thread permits freedom to work intuitively in the moment without restrictions of predetermined designs, calculations, equipment or studio space.     Working within a contemporary context, my investigations engage these aspects of material identity that are rooted in tradition.  Focusing on clothing and its relationship to cultural identity, my work challenges common perceptions by deconstructing and decontextualizing the visual language that outfits our species." Nika Feldman

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Christian Heikoop

Christian Heikoop creates inspirational work by blending the borders between the design specialisations of Graphics, Product, Interior and Fashion creating great soft silhouettes and almost non-human alien forms in his blurring of shape.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Muriel Nisse

French artist Muriel Nisse makes incredible masks and headdresses using lace, wool and often the models own hair amongst many other materials that can be extremely disturbing or exquisitely beautiful.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Solène Lebon-Couturier I

Solène Lebon-Couturier is a French artist and knitter who has used her knitting for guerilla knitting graffiti, installations, and sculptures. Her knitting is often very graphic and extremely modern. 

Friday, 18 November 2016

Andriy Hir

Masks by Andriy Hir, part of the art project “Superstition”. This project is devoted to the research of remains of ancient mythology and demonology of  Ukrainian Carpathians and their place in the modern world.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Neringa Ivanauskaite

Neringa Ivanauskaite's response to the brief Politics to Polka Dot in the 1970's.
I decided to do my project about Lithuania in the 1970's and my main inspiration was people not having the freedom of speech. The letters on the front of the cape spell Free Speech and the crocheted lips pattern is created by Lanukas . Even though my inspiration was the political situation of the 1970's in my home country, I think sadly it is still relevant today in some other parts of the world.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Athena Ross-Michaelides

This is from Athena Ross-Michaelides's Degree show 'Unfunctional Objectification', at Glasgow School of Art this summer with Latex torso's, a shedded skin of privacy, exposed.