Hanne Friis: Structures and Paradoxes



It’s a physical presence in Hanne Friis’s works. In the object, this is interwoven with all machining materials have gone through, and in the drawings, moving organic patterns reminiscent of man’s inner and outer topography. Hanne Friis’s art is thus driven forward by paradoxes. The amorphous, twisted and sammenfiltrete structures are fulfilling and wonderfully precise, but they are also on track to become. They

Simone Pheulpin: Fossile Textile


Born in Nancy in 1941, Simone Pheulpin is a self-taught artist living between the Vosges Mountains and Paris. For the past thirty years, Simone has drawn inspiration from the Vosges natural landscapes to create unique sculptures in the shape of rocks and fossils, using tightly folded strips of cotton held together by thousands of invisible pins. Her pieces have been widely exhibited and collected by

Getoutofyourskin: Dionysian Dynamic Spirit


GETOUTOFYOURSKIN explores the bond between what Nietzsche calls the “Dionysian spirit”, the root of human being, and the “Apollonian spirit”, the ideal of the social man. Caterina Ciuffoletti visualized the elementary side of the human anatomy and, as its antithesis, the images of Christian iconography. She molded these features into the figure of an iconic man dressed in his humanity, wearing the trinity-skull. The result

Yuri Pardi: Monumental


garments appear to be carved from stone in University of East London graduate Yuri Pardi’s Minimalism-influenced fashion collection. Pardi showed his Monument collection during UEL’s catwalk show on Sunday, as part of Graduate Fashion Week held at London’s Old Truman Brewery. His grey wool garments are intended to extend parts of the body to create minimal, angular forms. The rigid volumes that protrude from the

Marit Fujiwara: Delicate Intricate Boundaries


Marit Fujiwara graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009 and then set up her company Tanana Takite. Specialising in mixed media and constructive textiles, she creates some really unique pieces that push the boundaries between Art, Craft and Design. She adopts an experimental attitude towards materials, combining traditional printing techniques with embroidery and fabric manipulation. As a keen illustrator, she bases her

Celia Pim: Mended Life


Celia Pym Process and ways of recording activities are central to her work. The holes in people’s clothes, the stories that accompany them; repairing these holes and returning the mended garments are all represented in her approach. She is finding ways to represent the spaces the body occupies, the tenderness of touch and the ways of going about daily life. Celia Pym is an artist

Chiharu Shiota: The Hand Lines


She studied with Marina Abramovic (Marina Abramović), become famous for its extreme performance. Body subjected to various ordeals, is the main material Abramovich, whose works «talk» of the destructive passions and violence. Appeal to the theme of the body has had a decisive influence on the work Shiota, which, we note at the beginning of his career to paint. At its first exhibition, arranged, when

Shai Langen: Chimera


Emulsified liquid latex stretches over bodies and fermented dough drips from skin in this movie by graduate textile designer Shai Langen. Shai Langen created a collection of materials by combining liquid latex with calcium nitrate for his graduation project Chimera, completed at the HKU Utrecht School of Arts. The materials were added to textiles worn to look like synthetic fungi growing over the skin. “I’ve

Zita Merényi: Soldered Ideas


“This is a coat collection where I use soldering instead of tailoring lines, which looks like scars, reflecting on the long term and temporary traces of mankind on the Planet Earth and on their own body, like scarification tattoos, these scar lines generate very new forms, which are plastic, sculptural, and look beautiful and strange at the same time. I injure the textiles but then

Thomas Hirschhorn: Théatre Précaire

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Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss artist who is known for his sprawling works that transform traditional white cube spaces into absorbing environments tackling issues of critical theory, global politics, and consumerism. He engages the viewer through superabundance. Combining found imagery and texts, bound up in low-tech constructions of cardboard, foil, and packing tape, he props imagistic assaults in a DIY-fashion that correlates to the intellectual