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'.