Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Exercise 1

Fashion image I began this exercise by searching for female fashion photographers. One that has really caught my attention is contemporary photographer Julia Noni (born in Italy, raised in Germany, currently based in New York City). She shoots for fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and for brands such as Dior and Swarovski. What draws… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Exercise 1

Advertisements

Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 3

Pattern and print designer brand Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Madrid, 1960-) is a fashion designer famous for her colorful, bold designs and patterns. I feel her work primarily leans towards creating an identifiable brand. Her brand has steadily expanded throughout the years (more than 100 fashion accessory licenses) and branched well beyond just clothing… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 3

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Layering qualities of textiles, Palimpsest Palimpsest: 'mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek palimpsēstos, from palin "again" + psēstos "rubbed smooth"' (The New Oxford American Dictionary, 3rd edition) A palimpsest refers to a manuscript/page that is reused after having its original text erased. In more general terms, it refers to something that has been reused or altered but still… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Personnes (2010), Christian Boltanski Art: installation, visual, non-functional, conceptual Temporary: on view from January 13, 2010 - February 21, 2010. Textiles used in piece were recycled after exhibition ended. Large scale: created for the Monumenta series (monumental exhibitions held annually at the Grand Palais, Paris), occupying the 13,500 square meter exhibition space Transformed the Nave of the Grand Palais… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Exercise 1

Function of Marianne Straub's Moquette textile (1970) From Part Three, I remember analyzing designs/art works based on their literal (denotation) and implied (connotation) meanings, as well as identifying different examples of visual communication. Besides being durable, Straub's design conveys certain message(s) and emotional response(s), serves as an industrial design, is visually pleasing to look at and is part… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Exercise 1

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Describing context Infinity Mirrored Room (1998), Yayoi Kusama Art: visual, nonfunctional Temporary: part of the 'Organic' exhibition (1998-99) in the Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France (http://www.lesabattoirs.org/en/node/3101) Large scale: room-sized installation Transforms and defines space and forms with use of color (white dots over bright red background) and pattern / repetition of different-sized dots. Mirrored walls "increase" space, creates illusion of infinity. Immersive experience, viewer completely surrounded… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands (1980–83), Christo and Jeanne-Claude art installation: no function, purely visual/aesthetic temporary: displayed for two weeks in Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida large scale, repetition: 6.5 million square feet of woven polypropylene fabric placed on surface of water, contouring eleven islands emphasizes by bringing attention with use of bright pink colour and scale, visually… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Research a designer/artist/maker, nature of craft The first artist that comes to mind for this exercise does not work with textiles but is a good example to me of how an artist can work with craft. Bruce Gardner is an artist that creates hikaru dorodango, shiny balls of mud formed and polished by hand. The creation… Continue reading Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Exhibition visit – ‘Los Caprichos’, Goya / Dalí

Los caprichos (1797-98), Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828) Los caprichos (1977), Salvador Dalí (1904 ­– 1989) I just visited an exhibition called 'Del Capricho al Disparate' (Spanish, from caprice to absurdity). The works are an appropriation by Dalí of Goya's series Los caprichos, which includes 80 prints in aquatint and etching. It's been some months since assignment… Continue reading Exhibition visit – ‘Los Caprichos’, Goya / Dalí