Archivi categoria: textile art

Amanda McCavour

Amanda McCavour is a canadian textile artist whose interest for drawing, installation and embroidery began in 2007 at York University in Toronto , where she earned her BFA. She uses different fiber medias and she is always looking for new techniques. For most of her 3d installations she uses Solvy and her sewing machine and the results are soft works of art inspired by home and nature.

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http://amandamccavour.com/

Workshop June-Septempber 2015

http://www.nakedcraftnetwork.com/exhibition.html

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Mister Finch

“My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it. I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews.” That’s how this Leeds-based textile artist presents himself. A reserved artist in England who goes only by this name and who creates beautiful woodland creatures and plants that seem to have come right out of old English fables. Mister Finch  is a master of artistic recycling. Discarded velvet curtains or cloth snipped from old aprons and wedding dresses become spiders, rabbits, mushrooms, and strange hybrid lifeforms.

Mister Finch

Mister Finch

He is a self-taught artist who has find his way in sewing after trying a number of creative disciplines. “I adore sewing” he says, and that’s evident admiring his works of art coming out from undesirable fabrics and forgotten materials.

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Mister Finch

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A collection of his fairytale works is now present in his first book Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World

http://www.mister-finch.com

Michaël Cailloux

Michaël Cailloux is born in Paris in 1975. In 1998, he received a diploma in Applied Arts from the École Duperré with honors. His thesis on the “fly” in the 18th century, a subject that has always fascinated him, garnered accolades from his colleagues and professors. He continued his work the following year with the creation of the Atelier LZC with two of his former art school colleagues. Together, they specialized in the creation of design objects, working for over ten years on the the collections displayed at the Maison et Objets, as well as creating personalized pieces for such brands as Baccarat, Cartier, Habitat, Van Cleed & Arpels, S.T. Dupont… In 2009, Michaël Cailloux decided to undertake a personal artistic adventure and taught himself jewelry making and water etching techniques. His imagination ran wild and thus the idea of wall jewelry in copper which he calls “fly art”, accompanied by “pressed flies” was born.

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His “wall jewelry” is created patiently and meticulously by hand, just as a jeweler would create his jewelry with a bow saw, rivet setter or finely chiseled.Before putting it together and exhibiting it in a collectors box like a treasure chest to dress not a body but a wall, he prints the limited series jewelry ( no more than 4 copies per color) to obtain the pressings which are the print of the object.The Fly, symbolic for both life and death, becomes the signature of all his work, a reference to the still life masterpieces of the 16th century. Michaël Cailloux is also the Artistic Director of the École Supérieure d’Art Françoise Conte, specializing in design, textile and fashion – Paris 12e. He also co-authored the reference manual “Design Textile – le métier, la tendance, la création » published in 2013 with Editions Eyrolles. Michaël Cailloux feature in this number two issue of The New Artisans, Thames & Hudson.

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What bug did he catch ?
The plants and animals of our countryside or rather the insects have always been for him a source of poetry and inspiration in our own backyard. Illusion, anachronism, the past and chance, have also inspired his work.
The Fly inspires illusion, which is a type of picture intended to play on confusion in our perception. This particular illusion is provoked either by the result of the finish, the technique used or the subject exposed. Thus, “ the fly art” seems to arrive directly from the past. The game of seduction and confusion of the spectator through the illusion is created through the theme of “still life art” a favorite subject of specialists of this genre.Still life art
Still life art is his favorite theme. In the art world, between the second half of the 15thcentury and the first decades of the 16th century, the meat fly was depicted as life sized in certain Dutch, German or Italian paintings. The Fly in painting symbolizes human vanity and brings life to places where life does not exist ( still life) and death with the contrast of the living object ( portrait, religious theme). This is precisely the reason why the fly became a familiar element in still life paintings and consequently, a signature in Michaël’s work.

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The work of Michaël Cailloux lies at the intersection of two artisanal techniques, the art of jewelry making and the art of water etching. For his jewelry, he uses the bow saw (bocfil) which implies the mastering of external and internal cutting (piercing), embossing ( with the help of a double rivet) and chiseling ( with an engraver). As for the water etching, he uses classic techniques : preparation of the plaque, already cut, point work, piercing with chloride inking and printing.
Concretely the mixing of these two techniques allows Michaël to obtain a work in cut copper which is printed with the help of a printing press. Each pressing is printed in color with a maximum of 4 copies, playing on the amount of ink intensity, erasing the defaults in the prints which makes the embossing or the drawing pop. The transformation of the copper plaque, constructed through hammering and chiseling, allows him to obtain a jewelry sculpture which can be placed directly on a wall or installed in a box before being exhibited.

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http://www.michaelcailloux.com

Lesley Richmond

Lesley Richmond is a textile artist whose works are the result of a fabric changing process based on distressing chemical techniques. . For her tree serie she focuses on the intricacy of their branching structures and then prints these images, using a medium that creates a dimensional surface. She then eliminates selected background areas, leaving the structural images of trees as the dominant feature. The images are then painted with metal patinas and pigments.

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Lesley Richmond

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www.lesleyrichmond.com

Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia

Chilean artist Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia creates large, colorful fabric installations from small handmade balls of fabric filled with cotton and sewn together. Inspired by ideas of growth, order and chaos.

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Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia balls

Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia balls

Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia balls

Her works on http://cargocollective.com/serenagarciadallavenezia/ and an interesting reading Unexpected Art: Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions

Britta Lincolns

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http://henrietteousback.blogspot.it/2013/04/britta-lincoln-sager-sjalv-i-intervjuer.html

Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew

Holographic portraits

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http://uttaporn.blogspot.it

Kumi Yamashita – Shadows and more

Kumi Yamashita , born in Japan, lives in Manhattan and works in her studio in Long Island City. With her art she transforms simple materials into stunning artworks, winding thread around brads for the serie Constellation and playing with light for the installation Origami. For this one, Kumi bents aluminium sheets so that the shadows they cast resemble faces in profile. Thread, light and shadow, but also bits of cloth, and even impressions from credit cards are the materials with which she creates magical portraits.

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” I sculpt using light and shadow. I construct single or multiple objects and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow).”

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And “Sometimes there is something beautiful about things falling apart. Undoing one thing while simultaneously creating another. Here I’ve taken fabric and pulled out bits and pieces of the lighter color thread to create the images.”

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http://www.kumiyamashita.com

Lorenzo Nanni

Lorenzo Nanni has been trained as a textile designer, and worked many years designing embroidery for haute couture. But he much rather uses those skills to create art. He uses embroidery to create incredibly detailed sculptures inspired to natural and organic forms, flora and fauna, and everything concerning linking being, from birth to death.

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Lorenzo Nanni

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Lorenzo Nanni

Lorenzo Nanni

Lorenzo Nanni

http://www.lorenzonanni.com

Yulia Ustinova

The Fat Women is a crocheted art installation by Yulia Ustinova from Moscow, Russia. It is a colorful examination of the female body.  Her women are doing everyday things and bright colors bring joy and make smile, which gives the sense that it is o.k. for these women to be of a larger size. No matter if you are large or small, Yulia Ustinova uses fiber arts to celebrate women being women.

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Yulia Ustinova

Yulia Ustinova

Yulia Ustinova

Yulia Ustinova

https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/yulia-ustinova