Some impressions of the Textile Art Space in INC-Art Fair Hamburg 2021

Here are some visuals of my presentation of 3 works from the D-Ring Projetc Muse series at the Hamburg Art Fair (INC-Art August 26th to 29th 2021) .

The works were presented in the Textile Art Space curated by the Studio Beate & Celina von Harten (Vienna).
A space presenting different positions and practices of textile art: woven paintings, textile sculptures, embroideries on paper, works experimenting in the field of vegetable dyeing…a rich and exciting scene!

I presented 2 embroidered collages : D-ring project Muse 1 and 3, as well as the Giant Cross Stitch Grid, made from the embroidered collage Muse 1.

Especially for the occasion, the fashion designer Valeria Piskounova (VLSH Studio) created a unique jacket for me from the printed canvas of my embroidered collage Muse 3.

Below embroidered collage D-Ring Project Muse 3

Below: embroidered collage D-Ring Project Muse 1

Coming soon! Textile Art Space in INC-Art Fair Hamburg from 26th to 29th August 2021

I am delighted to be participating in the INC-Art Fair Hamburg 2021!

It will be held from August 26th to 29th 2021 in the heart of the port city

This year a special space is dedicated to the works of textile artists : The Textile Art Space curated by the Atelier Beate and Celina von Harten (Vienna).

I will present 3 works from the new D-Ring Project Muse series, 2 embroidered collages and the giant cross-stitch grid printed on a building site tarp.


Due to the health situation it is necessary to book a time slot online.

You will find more informations here:

https://www.inc-artfair.info

The Bad Mood Boards…N°2

Here is the second Bad Mood Board I made.

This time I used the photographs of graffiti that I take in Berlin and which are the basis for the embroidered collages.

In bulk we also find my favorite themes:

A photograph of “levitation”, or lethargy , a muscular hyperexcitability caused by the method of hypnosis of Pr. Charcot. Photograph taken between 1876 and 1878, from the Iconography of the Salpêtrière.

Butterflies, death masks (here the death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte)

The Bad Mood Boards…N°1

Since 4 months I started to make mood boards, very bad mood boards.

I create a bad mood board every new moon, because I don’t like to start on the first of the month, I could see that I was always behind on my work, my ideas, which is depressing. So I thought that maybe following the new moon to start my work could offer more flexibility…Here is the very first bad mood board made with my collections of exhibition and magazine images, in bulk there are images from Tarkovsky’s films, mourning art objects, a black aluminium sheet…I complete it with its associated colour palette and a work by Odilon Redon.

D-Ring Project Muse 1 :Exploring larger format…

Finally the Muse 1 tarpaulin is finished. It measures 200 cm by 150 cm. I don’t embroider everything, I wanted to leave the colours symbols generated by the transfer work of my original collage in cross stitch grid.
I embroidered giant feather stitches to disrupt the regularity of the cross stitch.

Here I share some pictures of the small original embroidered collage (30x42cm)

And here are some pictures of the giant cross-stitch tarpaulin.

D-RING Muse , exploring larger formats

I needed more time for my experimentation with this large tarpaulin, here are some pictures and one video about the process from the last weeks.

I like the relationship with this format that goes beyond me. The work of embroidery becomes very physical, choreographic. I like the amplitude of the movements that lead the act of embroidering to that of performing.

I connect again to the embroidered performances I used to do a few years ago. A pure Joy!

D-RING Muse , exploring larger formats

In the last few weeks I have been working on larger formats from my collages.

At first I am working on the cross-stitch prints but I want to add other embroidery techniques like Lunéville crochet to give more texture and disturbance.
See you in 2 weeks to see if it works the way I want!

D-Ring Muse 1 /Giant cross-stitch

I made 3 prints from my D-Ring Muse 1 collage to create a huge cross-stitch. This first print was for my experimentations with different ways of stitching techniques. It looks like Penelope meets Street Art , I will need two lives to work on this one , or 100 hands!

Notes & Sketches for the D-Ring Project, re-texturing Muse 2

I am still working on the Muse nr.2, the Muse Collapse…more stitches, more textures.
Re-Texturing the city

Notes & Sketches for the D-Ring Project, Muses in the City, Collage 3 in progress…

Some details of the work in Ppogress, The Muse n° 3 from the D_Ring Project, Muses in the city, S-bahn Charlottenburg, Collage and embroidery on digital-Print, roses thorns, cotton threads, pyrit stones, cristal and glass beads, 30cmx42cm, 2020

Notes & Sketches for the D-Ring Project, Muses in the City, collage 3 in progress

Work in Progress, The Muse n° 3 from the D_Ring Project, Muses in the city, S-bahn Charlottenburg, Collage and embroidery on digital-Print, roses thorns, cotton threads, pyrit stones, cristal and glass beads, 30cmx42cm, 2020

Embroidery on Ink: work n°2/ Collaboration with the artist Florence Obrecht

The second art collaboration I made with the painter Florence Obrecht : Encre Brodée 2, Ink on Paper by Florence Obrecht, I create the embroidery with cotton and lurex threads, glass beads.

21,2cm x 16,5 cm, May 2020.

This collaboration with Florence is made for the project Les Amis des Artistes (see my first post here) initiated by her Gallery in Paris and various cultural institutions in order to help artists during the Corona crisis.

The Back side…I do like the other side of an embroidery, of any embroidery! I think they have a fragile beauty in theire unevenness…

Embroidery on Ink: work in progress/ Collaboration with the artist Florence Obrecht

Florence Obrecht is a painter working on many themes that are close to my artistic concerns. She works with found images, photographs from unknown people that she reuse in her paintings in order to celebrate their memory.

She asked me to embroider 2 of her small formats ink on paper. She makes them for the project Les Amis des Artistes initiated by her gallery owner Valérie Delaunay and various galleries and cultural stakeholders like the Fondation Antoine de Galbert ,to help artists during the Corona crisis.

ALL ABOUT THE STILL LIFE THE MESSENGER

This textile Still life is the newest I created , and maybe the last one in this form.

It is made with bird’s wings found on the flea market and a vintage men jacket, it is composed of a branch of rose embroidered with glass beads ans cotton threads , scraps from glitter fabric and plastic, pieces of ribbons .

Yes it is probably the last one, the last still life . I want to extend the embroidery and the sewing techniques on a larger scale.

I may build bigger and larger textil still life for a wall or for a room, or the the city (like the D-Ring the Muses in the city project) by using bigger embroidery tools ( I have to build it ) and threads.

Anyway , I want to share images of The Messenger creation process.

I am fascinated and intrigued by the ex-voto as well as the Sacred Hearts from the 18th and 19th Century. Some use very complex craft techniques like embroidery made with hairs or beautiful bead embroidery mixed with delicate goldsmith work. I built The Messenger by remembering all that.

Notes & Sketches for The D-Ring Project, Muses in the City

Tears in the City: Rebuilding, Repetition, Introspection.

The stich, the stich, the stich. Extended time.

I filmed at the embroidery’s backside when I was embroidering my collage with the Lunéville ‘s hook. The invisible hook in a perpetual motion, perforating the paper. The hook and this repetitive sound of the stich.

Notes & Sketches for the D-Ring Project, Muses in the City

The first small collage (Déchirures/Tears) with embroidery for the D-Ring Project.

This project is about Berlin and my everyday journey in this city permanently under construction , permanently between.

S-bahn Charlottenburg , work in progress.

The Art Catalog Sauvage is done

the exhibition catalog Sauvage is now  available, it will be sold  in the Jagdschloss Museum Kranichstein and in the Kunstforum der TU Darmstadt for 25 euros.

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10 of them contain  a special  embroidery on Print, numeroted 1 to 10 and signed.

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