WRAPPED IN VAIN
A painting is usually only seen from one side: the front. However, this time we got inspired by its mysterious reverse: a fragment of a cut agate painted in trompe l'oeil. A technique that appears deceptively realistic.
Agate has these characteristic band patterns sometimes regular in shape, sometimes erratic. They are formed in the cracks and fissures of rocks.
These rock "veins" are the source of many contradictions: the static hardness of the stone against the dynamic symbolic vessels where the agate chaotically "flows" through.
In these weird times we're living in today, we felt like wrapping ourselves up - literally - in a trompe l'oeil. The veins of the rocks are a metaphor for the moving body in a piece of clothing: the body is the flowing blood and the fabric becomes flesh.
The collection is mainly graphically based on the agate fragment. The fluidity of the lines is translated into voluminous silhouettes. We have printed the pattern on different textiles and added fluid, monochrome pieces that fit into the palette.